Press Releases

Acclaimed Writer and Filmmaker Peter Davis to Speak on “Girl of My Dreams” at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: July 17, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s Department of Arts and Sciences will host writer and filmmaker Peter Davis reading from his new novel “Girl of My Dreams” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at BIW Auditorium on the college campus in Castine. The novel follows the adventures and misadventures of a young screenwriter who comes of age in the 1930s at the intersection of Hollywood, the Depression, and the Communist Party.Read More…

Schooner Bowdoin Sets Sail for Educational Cruises and Public Events

Posted on: July 6, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—July 6, 2015—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, will make a number of public appearances in July and August, during which the ship will be available for public tours.Read More…

Fulbright Association Maine Chapter to Host Arctic Education and Fulbright Event at MMA

Posted on: June 17, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association will host a morning of presentations on the Arctic, climate change, and the Fulbright Scholar Program at Maine Maritime Academy on Friday, July 10, 2015. The public is invited to attend the three presentations, which are offered free of charge.

A breakfast and networking session will precede morning presentations from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Later in the day, a dinner and presentation will be given by Captain Richard (Rick) Miller who will speak on the subject of “Arctic Sailing on the Bowdoin: Memoirs of a Captain” at The Manor Inn in Castine. All programs are open to the public. There is a cost for breakfast and dinner programs; please see details below.

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TSSOM Boat Rescue - June 10, 2015

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine Crew Rescues Sailboat Captain off of Halifax, Nova Scotia

Posted on: June 11, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s Training Ship State of Maine, transiting the Atlantic Ocean, responded to a distress call yesterday morning. The training ship was heading toward Portland, Maine Wednesday morning when Captain Leslie Eadie was contacted by the U.S. Coast Guard Regional Coordination Center in Boston regarding a sailing vessel in the vicinity that was taking on water. The Prodigal, a sailing vessel registered in Norfolk, Virginia, was battered by recent storms, and its Captain, Michael Hurley, had radioed for help.

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Maine Maritime Academy to Offer Online Certification Course in Environmental Regulations, Law, and Compliance Issues for Mariners and Shipping Industry Professionals

Posted on: June 4, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Beginning June 22, 2015, Maine Maritime Academy will offer a professional course in Environmental Regulations & Ethical Industrial Compliance (EREIC), a self-paced, online course awarding four Continuing Education Units and a certificate of completion. The course is designed to educate mariners serving on United States-registered vessels and those who work with them about environmental regulations governing their industry.

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The International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy; Free Exhibitions Open to the Public June 14 – 18

Posted on: June 4, 2015

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 34th annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 13-19 with free exhibitions for the public Sunday through Wednesday, June 14 – 17 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and on Thursday, June 18 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.).

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Student Contributes Lead Gift of $500,000 to Schooner Bowdoin Fundraising Campaign from Family Foundation

Posted on: May 12, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, president of Maine Maritime Academy, announced today that the Bowdoin Centennial Campaign—a $1.6-million-dollar fundraising campaign launched by the Academy in November of 2014—received a lead gift of $500,000 from the Herman D. Pollock Family Foundation. The gift was initiated by Jeffrey Pollock of Houston, Texas, a master’s degree candidate in the Global Logistics and Maritime Management program.Read More…

Student Life Awards

Maine Maritime Academy Community Celebrates Student Civic Achievement at Annual Student Life Awards Banquet

Posted on: April 16, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Students at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) are encouraged to complete community service hours as part of their education. The Academy’s annual Student Life Awards Banquet, held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, recognized students who have contributed time, knowledge and skills to help better the college and surrounding community.

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Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies to be Held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Bangor

Posted on: April 20, 2015

BANGOR, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to Federal service academies on Tuesday, April 28 in Bangor. The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road in Bangor, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Registration will open at 5:30 p.m.

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Maine Maritime Academy Commencement Set for Saturday, May 2, 2015

Posted on: April 23, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—The 2015 Commencement will be held at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Field House. Christopher J. Wiernicki, an internationally recognized naval architect and business leader, will be the college’s Commencement speaker. Wiernicki currently serves as the Chairman, President and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leader in classification and certification services for the global offshore and marine industries, and Chairman of ABS Group, a leading global provider of technical services. Mr. Wiernicki will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree.Read More…