Gala & Auction To Honor Maine Maritime Academy
July 28 At Point Lookout
Photo courtesy of Maine Maritime Academy
May 24, 2012 – Maine Maritime Academy will be honored for its role as the state's foremost educator of maritime professionals at Penobscot Marine Museum's Gala & Auction, July 28 at Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center in Northport. The event will feature live music, fine dining, and live and silent auctions.
"Maine Maritime Academy plays an invaluable role educating ships' officers and other maritime professionals," said Polly Saltonstall, vice president of the board of trustees at Penobscot Marine Museum and chair of its Gala & Auction Planning Committee. "While Penobscot Marine Museum strives to preserve Maine's glorious maritime past, we are pleased to recognize Maine Maritime Academy for its work keeping the maritime industry thriving in the present day and into the future." She added that Maine Maritime Academy’s president, Dr. William J. Brennan, and the chair of its board of trustees, Captain Robert J. Peacock II, will attend the Gala and are looking forward to meeting Penobscot Marine Museum's dedicated supporters.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., July 28, at Point Lookout Resort and Conference Center, Northport, Maine. Bangor Savings Bank and Hamilton Marine are the event's primary sponsors, and auction services will be provided through the courtesy of Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.
The museum is seeking donations for the live and silent auctions. Popular items during past events have included nautical art and antiques, vacation opportunities, professional services, boats, jewelry, gift certificates, tools and fashion items.
Tickets are on sale here or by calling 207-548-2529. For those unable to attend, donations in honor of Maine Maritime Academy or individual MMA alumnae are welcomed. Other means of support include advertising in the full-color auction catalog, and sponsorships.