Ship Returns 

The &quot:State of Maine&quot: is back home in castine.

The Maine Maritime Academy’s training vessel returned Saturday night after a two-month cruise to southern and eastern Europe

More than 200 students and 55 crew members took part in the voyage.

They visited Gibraltar, Sicily and Croatia, and made a stop in Nova Scotia on their way back to Maine.

The journey took an unexpected turn when the ship’s captain, Larry Wade, suffered a stroke and had to be treated at an Italian hospital.

Wade’s family later brought him back to Maine, while the cruise continued on.