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Nova Scotia next stop after 2 weeks at sea

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 12, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
SPLIT, Croatia – By late Sunday night, most cadets and crew members aboard the State of Maine were back on the ship, shaking off the last remnants of the hot Mediterranean sun. All accounts indicated that this port, the third of four during Maine Maritime Academy’s 2007 training cruise, was …

MMA cadets relish Croatian port; Beaches, bars make time fly during liberty

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 12, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. Today marks their final daily stories and photos about the experiences of 250 students and crew. SPLIT, Croatia – A …

One of the guys; Women play ever greater role aboard State of Maine

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 11, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
SOMEWHERE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN – When Samantha Hanson patrols the engine room of the State of Maine, there’s a good chance she’s the only female around. Similarly, Heather Swan usually finds herself in a similar scenario, outnumbered when she’s on the bridge of the Maine Maritime Academy training vessel. Neither …

Cadets look forward to port stop as MMA ship docks in Split, Croatia

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 09, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 250 students and crew to European ports of call. …

Back in Maine, ailing captain recuperating

on June 09, 2007, at 8:23 a.m.
BANGOR – The captain of Maine Maritime Academy’s training vessel has returned to Maine and is recuperating at a hospital in Bangor, according to his family. Laurence “Larry” Wade was moved Thursday night at Eastern Maine Medical Center to an inpatient rehab facility, a relative indicated Friday in an online …

MMA cadets still learn old-fashioned navigation methods

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 08, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 250 students and crew to European ports of call. …

Access to e-mail aboard ship good for morale

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 08, 2007, at 8:23 a.m.
AT SEA IN THE MEDITERRANEAN – Communication is one aspect of maritime technology that has seen a big improvement, and not even the most old-school sailor seems to mind. “That’s something that really has helped with morale,” said George Kimball, radio officer aboard the State of Maine. “We’re able to …

In ‘the ghetto’: Cadets learn to adjust; FRESHMEN ABOARD STATE OF MAINE MUST MAKE MOST OF TIGHT QUARTERS

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 07, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 200 students and crew to European ports of call. …

What a mess: Cooking and serving aboard State of Maine take creativity

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 06, 2007, at 7:29 a.m.
AT SEA IN THE MEDITERRANEAN – When cooking and preparing three meals a day for 250 people aboard a 500-foot ship, it doesn’t take long before the math gets tricky. The utility crew aboard the Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine, however, makes it look easy, even though …

Above and below decks on MMA’s State of Maine; Training ship’s deck, engine crews in friendly rivalry

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 05, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 200 students and crew to European ports of call. …

CADETS ON STATE OF MAINE GET A TASTE OF SICILY

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 04, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 200 students and crew to European ports of call. …

MMA cadets serious about security

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 02, 2007, at 6:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 200 students and crew to European ports of call. …

Ship arrives in Sicily, chief mate at the helm; MMA cadets, crew adapt to change of command, course

By ERIC RUSSELL, BDN Staff on June 01, 2007, at 8:29 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Bangor Daily News reporter Eric Russell and photographer John Clarke Russ are aboard Maine Maritime Academy’s ship the State of Maine as it conducts its annual training cruise. The two will file daily stories and photos as they accompany 200 students and crew to European ports of call. …
 
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