Senator Susan Collins adressed more than a hundred seventy graduates at Maine Maritime Academy Saturday.
Collins also received an honorary Doctorate from the school.
Maine Maritime President Leonard Tyler says he invited Collins to speak because of her support of higher education and Maine’s working waterfronts.
Collins has quite a history with Maine Maritime…in 1997, she was the official sponsor of the school’s training ship, the State of Maine.
She also took part in MMA’s 2005 commencement, when she introduced Senator John McCain.