Press Releases

Maine Maritime Academy Signs Purchase and Sale Agreement for Center for Professional Mariner Development

Posted on: November 13, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), has announced that a purchase and sale agreement has been signed with American Iron and Metal (AIM), owners of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, to acquire a six-acre parcel of land to locate the college’s new Center for Professional Mariner Development (CPMD). The agreement is expected to be finalized following a 60-day due-diligence period, after which a closing date will be determined.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting

Posted on: November 5, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The Board will meet as a Committee of the Whole to conduct committee business beginning at 8:30 a.m. (with a break for lunch between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.) and convene later in the afternoon as the Board to take formal action. The meeting is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m.Read More…

MMA Hosts 10th Annual Women on the Water Conference in Partnership with MARAD, Nov 1-3

Posted on: October 29, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) will present the 10th Annual Women on the Water Conference from November 1-3 at the college in Castine. Over the three days, more than 100 maritime academy cadets from the six state maritime academies, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and six Canadian institutions will learn from industry leaders, maritime professionals, academy representatives, and their peers, and network with mariners at all career levels.

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Student Sponsor Program Reception to be Held Monday, September 24

Posted on: September 20, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s Student Sponsor Program is seeking community volunteers to serve as host families for out-of-state students new to the college this year.

Sponsors must live within a reasonable distance from campus and are requested to attend a reception to introduce sponsors and sponsorees, and review the expectations of the program. The reception will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Harborview Dining Room (Alfond Student Center) on campus.

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Taylor Martin Hired to Coach Sailing at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: September 13, 2018

CASTINE, Maine— Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) Marine Operations Manager, Dana Willis, has announced that Taylor Martin has been hired as Sailing Coach and Sail Program Coordinator.

Taylor came to MMA from Pewaukee Lake Sailing School in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where he ran sailing programs for children ages 5-14, an X-Boat racing program, 420 sailing, and adult sailing. He also coached and managed the city’s high school sailing program.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy sweeps Inaugural Inter-Academy Monomoy Challenge

Posted on: September 13, 2018

THROGGS NECK, New York—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) sent two monomoy (rescue row boat) teams to SUNY Maritime Academy in Throggs Neck, New York on September 8, 2018 to compete in the George C. Previll Memorial Inaugural Inter-Academy Monomoy Challenge. Winning both parts of the challenge, Maine Maritime Academy brought in $4,000 in scholarship money; a $2,500 first place prize for the monomoy race, and $1,500 first place prize in the seamanship skills portion of the challenge.

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Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies to be Held September 12, 2018 in Portland

Posted on: August 31, 2018

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 and other service academies on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 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 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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Maine Maritime Academy Hires Yacht Donation Program Manager

Posted on: August 2, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy announced today that Joseph Lobley will join the Advancement Department in the position of Yacht Donation Program Manager. Joe comes to MMA after serving as an independent marine surveyor for the past 23 years. He brings a broad knowledge of the recreational and commercial vessel industry to the post. Joe will replace Jeffrey Loustaunau, who will retire in September after 18 years of service to the Academy.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Annual Meeting

Posted on: July 30, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in Room #206 of the ABS Center for Engineering, Science, and Research, located on the campus in Castine.

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Schooner Bowdoin Sets Sail for Educational Cruises

Posted on: June 15, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, will be home to two groups of students in the Vessel Operations and Technology program this summer. Students will be sailing coastwise and offshore as part of sail training courses during which they learn to navigate and maintain the vessel to fulfill degree requirements and competencies toward a U.S. Coast Guard limited license.

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