September 20, 2017
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MMA appoints training ship skipper


CASTINE, Maine — Maine Maritime Academy’s 500-foot training ship State of Maine has a new skipper.

Capt. Leslie Eadie III of Brewer most recently served as interim master of the vessel during the college’s annual training cruise to domestic and foreign ports.

Eadie will oversee all operations of the vessel, will represent the college in the U.S. Maritime Administration for ongoing ship maintenance, and command the vessel while in port and during training cruises.

Over 28 years at sea, Eadie has sailed in various capacities with Sun Oil Co., ARCO Marine Inc. and Sabine Transportation Co. As training ship captain, Eadie succeeds Capt. Laurence “Larry” Wade, who retired.

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