Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship to return home

Posted June 26, 2011, at 9:48 a.m.
Last modified June 26, 2011, at 11:52 a.m.

CASTINE, Maine — Maine Maritime Academy’s training ship is returning home after 60 days at sea.

The 500-foot State of Maine is due to arrive in its home port of Castine on Sunday night. It cast off on May 3 and made port calls in Norfolk, Va.; Valletta, Malta; Civitavecchia, Italy; and Cobh, Ireland, before arriving in Portland on Saturday.

Students’ parents were invited to sail aboard the ship on the final leg from Portland to Castine on Sunday.

In all, the ship sailed about 11,000 nautical miles under the command of Capt. Leslie Eadie III with 230 students and 55 crew members on board.

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