State of Maine in Port 

Wayne Harvey

After nearly two months at sea, more than two hundred students from Maine Maritime Academy are back on dry land.”The State of Maine” pulled into Portland Sunday afternoon. Where family, friends and school officials gathered to welcome them home.The training cruise took the students across the Atlantic Ocean, giving Freshman and Juniors at the school the chance to practice what they’ve been learning in the classroom, running the day-to-day operations of the ship.There were also about fifty crew members on board the ship to help the students out…MMA holds this cruise every year which helps students earn higher licenses within the Coast Guard and is required for graduation.