Press Releases

Schooner Bowdoin Sails into Portland Harbor; Visit coincides with Arctic Council Meetings in Maine

Posted on: September 29, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine–The schooner Bowdoin is the official vessel of the state of Maine, and the flagship of Maine Maritime Academy’s Vessel Operations and Technology Program. In recognition of the Senior Arctic Officials (SAO) Meeting of the Arctic Council in Portland, the schooner Bowdoin, an ambassador of Maine’s proud maritime heritage and Arctic history, is sailing into Portland Harbor on October 4th at 4pm and docking at the U.S. Coast Guard moorings at Wright’s Wharf in Portland. Public tours of schooner Bowdoin will take place from 5-7 pm.


Maine Maritime Academy Gains New Staff in Admissions, Development

Posted on: September 6, 2016

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy Admissions and Advancement departments are welcoming newly hired staff who will support enrollment management and fundraising.


Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies to be Held Wednesday, September 14 in Portland

Posted on: September 4, 2016

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy, in cooperation with Maine’s congressional delegation, will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to Federal service academies on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in Portland. The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Clarion Hotel,  located at 1230 Congress Street in Portland from  6 to 8 p.m. Registration will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m.


Maine Maritime Academy Convocation to be Held Monday, August 29, 2016

Posted on: August 24, 2016

CASTINE, Maine— Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, today announced that the college will host its 7th annual Convocation on Monday, August 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alexander Field House. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend.


Maine Maritime Academy to Hold Reception for Student Sponsor Program Monday, September 26

Posted on: August 18, 2016

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s Student Sponsor Program is one of several that connects the Academy and its students with the Castine community. The program is seeking community volunteers to serve as host families for out-of-state students new to the college this year. (more…)

Camden National Bank Grants $10,000 to Support the Bowdoin Centennial Campaign at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: August 18, 2016

CASTINE, Maine—Camden National Bank will donate a total of $10,000 over the next two years  to Maine Maritime Academy to help maintain, protect, and preserve the historic schooner Bowdoin. The grant will be received by the Bowdoin Centennial Campaign—a fundraising effort to keep the vessel exploring, sailing and training for another 100 years. (more…)

Maine Maritime Academy Trustees Hold Annual Meeting, Elect Officers

Posted on: August 18, 2016

CASTINE, Maine — The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees held their annual meeting on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. on the campus in Castine. (more…)

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Annual Meeting

Posted on: August 2, 2016

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine. (more…)

Schooner Bowdoin Sets Sail for Educational Cruises

Posted on: July 29, 2016

CASTINE, Maine—July 29, 2016—Following a major restoration project and systems upgrades, Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, gets back to its mission this weekend as flagship of the MMA sail training program.


Bangor Savings Bank Foundation Contributes $5,000 Grant to Maine Maritime Academy for Schooner Bowdoin Renovation Project

Posted on: July 8, 2016

CASTINE, Maine—The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation has given a grant of $5,000 in funding to Maine Maritime Academy to help maintain, protect, and preserve the historic schooner Bowdoin. (more…)