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Maine Maritime Academy to Deploy First Grid-Connected Floating Wind Turbine Off of Dyce Head in Castine

Castine, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) vessels will deploy the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine off of Dyce Head, its test location, between Saturday, June 1 and Monday, June 3, 2013. Deployment of the one-eighth scale turbine, the VolturnUS 1:8, will take place in stages: MMA vessels will tow the turbine from the Cianbro modular manufacturing facility in Brewer to Bucksport and moor it until the next outgoing tide June 2, when it will be towed to Dyce Head and moored for the following 30 days. On Monday, June 3 the turbine will be connected to the power grid. The turbine will rise approximately 60 feet above its floating concrete platform.

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Schooner Bowdoin Training Cruise to Set Sail Saturday, June 1st

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a national historic landmark and the official vessel of the State of Maine, will set sail for Canadian waters on Saturday, June 1st. Thirteen Academy students in the Vessel Operations and Technology program will navigate and maintain the 88-foot tall ship as part of their at-sea training during the month of June.

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Maine Maritime Academy Training Cruise to visit Canadian, U.S., and Caribbean Ports

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Thursday, May 9, to visit Canadian, U.S., and Caribbean ports as part of the college’s annual two-month training cruise to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s training cruise itinerary includes Tampa, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Baltimore, Maryland; Quebec, Canada; Eastport and Searsport, Maine.

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The International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School to be Held at Maine Maritime Academy June 8-15 Free Exhibitions Open to the Public June 9-13

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 32nd annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 8-15 with  free exhibitions for the public Sunday through Wednesday, June 9 - 12 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and on Thursday, June 13 (9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.).

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Maine Maritime Academy Faculty and Students Present Panels and Lectures at Higher Education Summit

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy faculty and students represented MMA at the 2013 Higher Education Summit at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in Throggs Neck, N.Y.  April 7 – 9.

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