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George ‘Andy’ Chase

Department: Marine Transportation

· Professor

Phone: 207-326-2126
Office: 212-A Dismukes Hall
Office Hours: By email Appointment
[I will be happy to meet with you remotely. Contact me by email to make an appointment.]


Captain G. Anderson Chase, Professor of Marine Transportation, began his sea-going career at the age of 16 as deckboy aboard a Norwegian bulkcarrier.

Andy received his B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy and holds a USCG license as master, unlimited tonnage, for power vessels, and master of auxiliary sail vessels of up to 1600 tons. He has sailed aboard tankers, container ships, tugs, and freighters as deckhand, bosun, third, second, and chief mate. Captain Chase's professional sailing career was aboard gaff- and square-rigged training ships as deckhand, mate, and master.

He is the subject of Looking for a Ship, a book about the U.S. Merchant Marine by John McPhee, and is the author of Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations, published by Cornell Maritime Press.

B.S., Maine Maritime Academy
Master, Steam or Motor Vessels, Unlimited
Master, Auxiliary Sail Vessels, 1600 tons