Press Releases

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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The International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School to be Held at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Free Exhibitions Open to the Public June 10-14

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 37th annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 9-15. Free exhibitions for the public will be held June 10-13 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on June 14 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Smith Gymnasium.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Spring, 2018

Posted on: May 29, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy recently named 350 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship to Depart May 10 for European Ports

Posted on: May 1, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Thursday, May 10 at approximately 1:00 p.m. on the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) for the annual training evolution to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s itinerary includes stops in Cadiz, Spain; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Lisbon, Portugal; Civitavecchia, Italy; and Alicante, Spain. Schedule and ports are subject to change.Read More…