Fare thee well on the high seas
The Maine Maritime Academy T/V State of Maine prepares to depart on its annual training cruise on May 8. Families, friends and well-wishers filled the MMA waterfront to bid the over 300 cadets, officers and crew farewell on their 70-day voyage to Europe. Ports of call include Barcelona, Spain; Oslo, Norway; Portsmouth, England; and Tallin, Estonia.
At the dock
The T/V State of Maine and its crowd of well wishers found fine weather on cruise departure day.
Don’t count the days
The crowd seeing off the T/V State of Maine waits under sunny skies. Many came prepared with folding chairs and signs, while Maine Maritime Academy offered beverages during the send off.
Lining the decks
Maine Maritime Academy cadets line the decks of the T/V State of Maine before its departure.
Many well wishers watched from the upper pavilion of Payson Hall.