Alumni News


Flea Market Success

The Casco Bay Chapter held its annual Flea Market at the Maine Boat Builders Show in March. This year’s Flea Market was the most successful yet with $17,000 raised for scholarships. It takes a tremendous amount of time, effort and dedication to make this event happen every year. Without the generosity and commitment of many people, the market would not be possible. Special thanks to:

  • Steve Rendall ’96 for chairing the Flea Market Committee and for all the planning and organizing
  • Joanna and Phin Sprague for once again providing the Casco Bay Chapter with free space at the show
  • Cianbro for the use of the container and for providing us with the labor and the trucks to get the items to
    the show
  • All the volunteers at the show and those who donated items.

The chapter meets on the third Thursday each month at the Rusty Scupper Club on the Coast Guard base in South Portland. Contact (info next page) Troy Malbon ‘89 for details.

  • Downeast Gathering
    Downeast GatheringDowneast Alumni gathered at the Bluebird Ranch in Machias on March 8. Classes from 1957 to 2013 were represented among the 15 alumni gathered to hear Jeff Wright give a presentation on MMA today. Thanks to Capt. Bob Peacock ’71, current member of the MMA Board of Trustees, for adding to the discussion.
  • Joining Forces
    Two Join Forces

    On March 16, the Ned Andrews and Casco Bay alumni chapters joined forces and arranged for a combined meeting at the Daniel Stone Inn located in Brunswick. The guest speaker for the evening was Fred Harris, Class of ’67. Among other positions in his illustrious career, Fred is the former President of Bath Iron Works and NASSCO.

    Discussion was primarily centered on the current state of international shipbuilding, of which Fred is considered a subject matter expert. As a result of the successful turnout, combined events are being considered for the future.

John Burns III ’85
51 Ash Lane
Hermon, ME 04401

Samuel Rowe ’65
195 Eagle Drive
Mashpee, MA 02649

Troy Malbon ’89
69 Anthony Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086

Rich Slack ’93
32 Joy Lane
Uncasville, CT 06382

Capt. John Gazzola ’82
543 West Centre Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096

David Knapp ’86
5008 Longfellow Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629

Jon Fortier ’86
5 West Baker Street
Winslow, ME 04901

Alton Leeman ’92
12 Steamboat Road
Bailey Island, ME 04003

Michael Chambers ’80
2233 21st Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

Juan Molino ’89

Lindsey Pinkham ’04
111 Greenwood Avenue
Warren, ME 04864

Capt. Joe Curtis ’97

Capt. Dave Melin ’84

Mike Grigware ’87
30 Riverview Drive
Biddeford, ME 04005

Norman Laskay ’62
402 Mariners Island
Mandeville, LA 70448

Ralph Staples ’71
299 OakValley Lane
Escondido, CA 92027

Scott Futcher ’87
22136 Westheimer Road
Box 407
Katy, TX 77450

Chip Callan ’88
1600 River Rock Reach
Chesapeake, VA 23321

Todd LaPointe ’87

Andrew Strosahl ’05

  • Black Mountain Ski Event
    Annual Black Mountain Ski Event
    Comraderie Off Charts

    “This was a fun event,” writes Capt. Dave Sulin ’71. “It only took about a half a tube of Ben-Gay to soften up the bruise from my spill, and my limp has almost gone away. I guess that I don’t bounce as well as I used to.

    “It was wonderful to see you guys. Class of 1971 appears to have had the most guys from one class there. My wife says that if we weren’t the largest contingent, we had to be the best looking! Stories of the “old days” were wonderful and brought back such great memories.”

  • Tidewater Chapter
    Tidewater Chapter
    Spirited GatheringTidewater area alumni and significant others gathered on a gorgeous late October afternoon at O’Connor Brewing Co. in the industrial section of Norfolk. The timing worked perfectly for two out-of-area alumni to attend. Tom Bourgelas ’81 from Rota, Spain and Stephen King ’94 from St. Louis were able to reconnect with familiar faces and classmates. Appropriately captured under the signage (left to right) Chip Callan ’88, Dave Bolster ’86, Molly Marcotte ’15, Dennis Heidenthal ’82, Dan Poulin ’83, Pete Ferland ’82, Mark Harvey ’82, Tom Bourgelas ’81, Jeff Fitzpatrick ’83, Chris Wade ’94 (with Jen), Steve Case ’05 (with Gabrielle Dandaneau) and Stephen King ’94. Unfortunately, the Admiral’s work had to be completed before Shane Riley ’11 finally made his appearance, thus missing the photo op.
  • Seacoast Chapter
    Seacoast Chapter
    Upcoming Events

    July 26 – Reggae Evening Cruise on the M/V
    Thomas Leighton, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Sept. 14 – 16 – Annual Seacoast Scholarship
    Scramble Golf outing at Pease Golf Course,
    Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Sign up: Click Here

    Dec. 7 – Christmas Reception, Sprague House,
    Newington, New Hampshire

Save the Date

Ship Reception
Portland, Maine
Wednesday, June 21

Mariner Golf Classic
Dunegrass, Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Monday, June 26

Reunions at MMA
Class of 1957 - July 17-19
Class of 1967 - July 24-26
Class of 1962 - August 7-9

Homecoming 2017
September 15-17

Intl. Workboat Show / Alumni Reception
The Westin, New Orleans
November 30

For these event details and more:

  • San Diego Chapter
    Southern California Chapter
    San Diego Shaka

    The chapter met for a Hawaiian-themed gathering in December at the Fireside restaurant in Liberty Station, former site of the U.S. Navy’s Naval Training Center, San Diego. The entire group braved the sunny afternoon at an outside venue subjected to a brisk 67 degree temperature. The SoCal chapter was represented by members from the classes of 1959 to 2016 at the gathering.

    The afternoon provided a great opportunity for alumni and guests to enjoy a relaxed, informal atmosphere with a social hour that included hors d’oeuvres followed by a light luncheon. We were privileged to have MMA President, Dr. William Brennan and MMA Major Gifts Officer, Sharyn Pohlman in attendance. President Brennan provided an interesting overview of the various successes and challenges Maine Maritime is experiencing while stressing the importance of alumni contributions from a reputation, employment and financial perspective.

  • DC Alumni Group
    DC Alumni Group
    Catch Up TimeA group of alumni is gathering quarterly in Washington, D.C. to catch up and network. The group is very informal with no dues, and no set schedule. If you live around the D.C.-area, or are passing through, contact Andrew Strosahl ’05 at and join the group.

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