Cadet Spotlight: Meet 4/C Mike Schmitz (MTRA - Kingston, MA)


Meet 4/C Mike Schmitz, a Marine Transportation major from Kingston, Massachusetts, home to the longest continuously run boatyard in North America, Jones River Landing. The USS Independence, an American Revolutionary War brig, was built by Kingston shipbuilders.   The USS Independence is featured on the Kingston town seal.

Mike attended Kingston Intermediate School, Silver Lake Regional Middle School, and Silver Lake Regional High School

Mike spent summers at his grandparents’ house in Pocasset, just a few minutes from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  He has always loved to fish and drive the boat. 

The photos that Mike’s mom shared were all taken in Buzzards Bay, close to the Academy.

Mike is sending some hot Caribbean temperatures and island vibes back to everyone in chilly Kingston, Massachusetts, especially the students following from Kingston Intermediate School.

Mike is driving a boat


  • Mike is on a boat with a lifejacket
  • Mike is fishing from a boat
  • Mike is fishing from a boat