Located for Success
Massachusetts Maritime Academy has the unique advantage of being located on the Cape Cod Canal, the world’s widest sea-level canal measuring 480 feet across, approximately 7 miles long, and has a minimum depth of 35 feet. The swift running canal current changes direction every six hours and can reach a maximum velocity of 5.2 miles per hour. The canal has been identified as having an abundance of hydrokinetic energy sources that are available 24/7 and is near population demand. The advantages are feasibility study for new hydrokinetic power systems and demonstrating hydrokinetic systems to local towns and municipalities. The school has an existing 600’ deep water pier locates at the canal ideally for testing and power generation. Its support assets include a mobile 35’x25’ marine hydrokinetic barge, two assist harbor tugs, one 85’ supply/tow boat, two inflatable rescue boats, and numerous small boats. Its professional staff are fully USCG licensed and experienced merchant marine officers, marine engineers, and marine biologists.