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MMA Alumni Seek Donations for Marine Flea Market

CASTINE, Maine - The Casco Bay Chapter of the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) Alumni Association is currently seeking donations of nautical items for their Annual Marine Flea Market. The event, to be held in conjunction with the upcoming Maine Boat Builders Show set for March 16-18 at the Portland Company Complex, 58 Fore Street, Portland, serves as a fundraiser for Chapter-sponsored support of MMA programs and student scholarships.

According to lead organizers, Captain David Fenderson, MMA Class of 1956, of Cumberland Foreside, and Captain David Witherill, MMA Class of 1976, of Cumberland Center, the event is the largest marine flea market in New England and promises a find for almost every nautical enthusiast. Donations of marine-related items are currently being solicited by volunteers and include boats, motors, sails, rigging,~radars, marine radios, life vests, brass propellers, marine toilets and stoves, marine fittings, and unopened marine paint. If donors are unsure of the suitability of their items, volunteers for the event will be happy to provide a consultation. They are also available for home or business pickup. To make a donation, contact Fenderson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 207-781-4240, or Witherill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 207-829-3046.

The Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association is a non-profit, independent, self-supporting alumni association that maintains close ties with the college to offer support to the college’s administration, its graduates, and its undergraduates. It also offers volunteer assistance in ways that further the mission of the college. The MMA Alumni Association also sponsors more than 10 regional and state chapters located throughout the country. Local chapters sponsor social and networking activities, welcome activities for visiting student groups and staff, and fundraising activities in support of targeted student or college needs.


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