Training Ship State of Maine Heads Home



CASTINE The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine sailed from Portsmouth, England, last Thursday to begin a 10-day passage back to Maine.

With MMA’s new president, William Brennan, aboard for the trans-Atlantic crossing, the ship is scheduled to arrive in Portland on Saturday.

The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine is scheduled to return to Castine on Saturday, June 26, after a nearly two-month cruise that carried her to ports in France, Germany and England. — STEPHEN RAPPAPORT
The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine is scheduled to return to Castine on Saturday, June 26, after a nearly two-month cruise that carried her to ports in France, Germany and England. — STEPHEN RAPPAPORT

State of Maine is scheduled to sail for home after a two-day port visit. The training ship is due to return to Castine at about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.

According to a daily log posted on the Internet by Captain Larry Wade, State of Maine enjoyed a smooth trip down the congested English Channel and on Friday turned southwest toward the Azores, a group of islands located about 900 miles west of Portugal. On Monday, the ship reached the islands and bore off to the westward toward Maine.

With Wade in command, State of Maine sailed from Castine on May 4. During her voyage, the training ship and her complement of 235 first- and third-year students and 55 crew and MMA staff made port visits in Marseille, in the Mediterranean, and Kiel, in the Baltic, as well as to Portsmouth.

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