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Maine Maritime Academy Students Begin Year with Orientation, Ship Jump, and Training

Castine, Maine—The incoming class of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) students will begin the 2014-2015 year with Orientation in three sessions from August 15 - 31. MMA Orientation includes the following:

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Maine Maritime Academy Convocation to be Held Monday, September 1, 2014

Castine, Maine – Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), today announced that the college will host its 5th annual Convocation on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alexander Field House. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Maine Maritime Academy Trustees Hold Annual Meeting, Elect Officers

Castine, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees held their annual meeting on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine.

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Maine Maritime Academy Ranks #12 on Money’s Best College’s List; #1 on List of 25 Best Public Colleges

Castine, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy ranked #12 on Money magazine’s new Best Colleges list released this week, a “new approach to ranking colleges that uses unique measures of educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes to help families find the right school at the right price.”

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Schooner Bowdoin August Training Cruise Sets Sail With New Mast

CASTINE, Maine—August 15, 2014—With a newly constructed laminated mast that was inspected and approved by the U.S. Coast Guard this week, Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, will set sail for Nova Scotia this weekend. Eleven ‘rising senior’ Academy students in the Vessel Operations and Technology program will navigate and maintain the 88-foot tall ship with the help of 5 crew members as part of their at-sea training during the month of August. 

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Annual Meeting

Castine, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine.

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Public Welcome to Tour Schooner Bowdoin and See New Mast Under Construction

Public Tour Part of Gathering of William Hand Jr. & R.O. Davis Vessels


CASTINE, Maine—July 21, 2014—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, will participate in an open-to-the-public gathering of vessels designed by William Hand Jr. and R.O. Davis this Saturday, July 26th from 3-6 pm.

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Maine Maritime Academy Announces Dean’s List for Spring 2014

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named students to their Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

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Schooner Bowdoin Visits to Portland and Provincetown Canceled Due to Potential Compromise in Main Mast

Boothbay Harbor, Maine—June 25, 2014—Maine Maritime Academy has canceled upcoming visits to Portland and Provincetown due to a potential compromise in the vessel’s main mast, discovered during a routine rigging check on Monday.

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Schooner Bowdoin to Invite Public Aboard in Provincetown, Massachusetts July 4 – 5, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—June 23, 2014—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, will sail into Provincetown for the 4th of July. The Bowdoin will dock at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown Harbor. The ship’s crew and student sailors-in-training will host public open boat hours on Friday and Saturday, July 4th and 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. 

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