State of Maine Returns Home 

After nearly two months at sea, more than 200 students from Maine Maritime Academy are back on dry land in Maine.The State of Maine pulled into Portland Sunday afternoon.Family, friends and school officials gathered to welcome the crew home.The training cruise took students across the atlantic ocean, giving freshmen and juniors at MMA the chance to practice what they’ve been learning in the classroom, the day-to-day operations of a ship.There were about fifty faculty crew members on board to guide the students.MMA holds this cruise every year, which helps students get the proper coast guard certifications and is required for graduation.