Training ship returns



CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship State of Maine returned to the academy campus in Castine on Saturday, July 13, after a 70-day training voyage to Europe.

About 250 MMA cadets, faculty and staff departed Castine on Wednesday, May 8, for the voyage. Students accrued sea time as well as hands-on navigation and engineering experience.

This year’s itinerary included stops in Vigo, Spain; Barcelona, Spain; Portsmouth, England; Tallinn, Estonia; Oslo, Norway; Boston and Searsport. Well-wishers gathered to view the vessel’s arrival from the Maine Maritime Academy waterfront.

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