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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Our Campus MMA - Our Campus

Alumni Gymnasium

This facility includes two basketball courts, extensive Nautilus and modern cardiovascular area, three racquetball courts, a rifle range, a 25-yard, six-lane pool, a newly refurbished women's locker room and a multi-purpose floor which allows MMA to host a variety of different events.

Aquaculture Laboratory

This is a teaching shellfish aquaculture laboratory for the training of cadets and cooperative research, and for training in local commercial shellfish projects.

Captain Charles H. Hurley Library

This facility welcomes students to an outstanding collection of books, periodicals, newspapers, media, and databases. The Hurley Library contains more than 50,000 volumes and 175 periodical and newspaper subscriptions. CD-ROM discs and work stations maintain up-to-date data on the Code of Federal Regulations, environmental issues, and marine technology. Included in this library are two, twenty-five station computer laboratories, all networked to the campus-wide network and the Internet, as well as a computer-assisted design (CAD) laboratory. The library has a Learning Resource Center (LRC) and a special Honors Room for honors students. It is fully automated through a library network, affording access to over two million volumes by courier service.

Blinn Hall

This historically significant building is listed in the National Historic Register. The east end includes offices for Admissions and Financial Aid, a visitors' center, and a maritime museum. The west end includes a wet laboratory for marine biology, a classroom for marine safety/environmental protection, and a tiered, theater-style classroom with views of Buzzards Bay.

Memorial Dining Hall

Glass-walled on its two water sides, it provides fine views of Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal. With food-court-style service, cadets have a wide variety of dining choices. The ceiling is decorated with a wide array of house flags hailing the countries of origin of MMA cadets and representing companies that have hired cadets.

Dormitory Complex

These buildings contain sleeping quarters for 880 cadets, a chapel, a student center (called the Fantail), the Academy store, a snack bar, a game room, the student health center, a reception center, the placement office, the technology services office, the counseling office, and cadet organization offices. Cadets are normally assigned one roommate. Rooms have separate voice and data connections for each occupant. Many have panoramic views of Buzzards Bay.

Harrington Academic Building

This is the primary academic building which also contains the Radar and Bridge Simulator and Oil Spill and Crisis Management Simulator. In addition, the GMDSS and ARPA labs are located here. Lab facilities for chemistry, physics, and environmental studies are in this building. Faculty offices are on the second and third floors. The 260-seat lecture hall, Admirals? Hall, and senior administrative offices are on the ground floor.

Marine Facilities

The Academy has extensive marine facilities that support academics and athletics on the main campus and the Keith Hartford Sailing and Shiphandling Facility at Great Herring Pond. Commonly called small boats, the fleet includes the 68-foot long Training Vessel RANGER, two 26-foot long tugboats, a 40-foot training barge, four manned-model Shiphandling trainers, and many sail and motor-powered small craft to support training. Athletics are supported via a robust fleet of sailboats including J-22s, Vanguard 420s and Tech Dinghies, as well as crew shells and offshore sailing yachts

Keith Hartford Sailing Center

This quiet retreat, located fifteen minutes from campus on Great Herring Pond, is the home to our sailing and rowing teams. In addition, club activities and cadet recreation take place here. The facility has recently undergone a major expansion and upgrade providing for improved accommodations for the rowing shells, sailboats, and club boats. The manned model shiphandling training facility, the only one of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, operates 40-foot models for mariners from around the globe.

Playing Fields

These outstanding natural turf fields exist for baseball, football, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and women's softball. The lush green grass of the fields complements the Cape Cod landscape and blue of the surrounding ocean.

Bresnahan Engineering Building

This building contains engineering laboratories, the Cargo Handling Simulator, Gas Turbine Trainer, the Hydraulics/ Pneumatics Simulator, and the Diesel Simulator. It also houses the Medium Speed Diesel Simulator, a welding lab, an electrical lab, and a machine shop. A $7 million expansion program is underway which will add 25,000 square feet of lab space to the building. The design includes a dramatic three story glass atrium facing the Cape Cod Canal.

Training Ship

The Academy training ship is the USTS Kennedy. This vessel is 540 feet long with a 76-foot beam and 27 foot draft. She makes 15,500 horsepower with cross-compound geared turbines, with steam from two D-Type boilers. The vessel has two complete machinery spaces, one for the main engine, and the other for auxiliary systems including a 1500 kw. auxiliary diesel generator, AC systems and marine sanitation devices. The navigation bridge contains modern radio and radar electronic equipment and an additional navigation space for training purposes.

Marine Facilities

The Marine Department supports the fleet of small craft used for training and recreation at the Academy. Training craft used in local waters include Ranger, an 80-foot, twin-screw, diesel powered vessel; and Towline, a single-screw icebreaking harbor tug. Other training assets include a 32-foot towing vessel, 26-foot motor whaleboats, motorboats, and fiberglass rowing Monomoys. Intercollegiate racing vessels include Tech Dinghies, 420's, J-22 sailing vessels, and offshore sailing yachts. Vessels are maintained at the docks of the Academy, and at the Keith Hartford Sailing Center.

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