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Great Lakes Maritime Academy

  • 715 E. Front St.
  • Traverse City, MI 49684
  • (231) 995-1200
  • Seasonal Experience: spring summer fallk winter
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A division of Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City, the Academy trains men and women for careers as Merchant Marine officers aboard Great Lakes vessels and oceangoing ships, and is the only one of the nation?s seven state maritime academies that is affiliated with a community college. Housed in the college?s new Great Lakes Campus, the Academy includes a working marina and several boats, including the 225-foot training vessel State of Michigan. Its extensive historical and maritime exhibits are open to the public, and visitors are welcome Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.