Maine Ocean School 

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​P.O. Box 10, Searsport, Maine 04974



Maine Ocean School

Who We Are

Captain Michael J. Ames

Retired Merchant Marine Shipmaster 


     Michael graduated from Maine Central Institute in 1973. He then enrolled at the Maine Maritime Academy where he graduated in 1977. Michael was employed as a Merchant Mariner upon graduation and remained so until retiring in 2016 as a successful Shipmaster with ConocoPhillips/Polar Tankers.

     He became involved with Maine Ocean School as a volunteer in hopes to bring full circle his technical and leadership experiences to the front end of the education process, such that each generation is better prepared for the challenges they will face, regardless of their pursuits with all things and passions, ocean related. 



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