For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick is the bestselling author of more than half-a-dozen works of American history, including In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the 2000 National Book Award; Sea of Glory, winner of the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Naval History Prize; Mayflower, a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in history. A lifelong sailor, he lives on Nantucket Island and is the founding director of the Egan Maritime Institute. In 2009, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Along the multistory grand staircase in the American Bureau of Shipping Information Commons, etched in giant translucent tablets, is the text from HEART OF THE SEA.