PMM Board President Wayne Hamilton presents MMA President, Dr. Brennan and Capt. Peacock with a photograph of the schooner Bowdoin from PMM’s photograph collection.

August 17, 2012 – Our 2012 Gala on July 28 at Point Lookout in Northport was a night to remember – a wonderful location, delicious food, spectacular auction items and the artistry of auctioneer Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction – all combined with the best of company! What more could one wish for?

At this year’s Gala, it was our pleasure to honor Maine Maritime Academy. Here at PMM, we celebrate Maine’s rich maritime culture and traditions. Maine Maritime Academy has a long tradition of training the people who keep those traditions alive while using them to shape new innovations and to keep our maritime industries thriving. Many thanks to Dr. William Brennan, President of MMA, Captain Robert J. Peacock, II., Chair of the MMA Board of Trustees, and Earle Cianchette, Senior Vice President of Operations at Cianbro and President of MMA Alumni Association, for representing Maine Maritime Academy and accepting the honor on the Academy’s behalf.

And many, many thanks to our exceedingly generous donors and sponsors including lead sponsors Bangor Savings Bank, Hamilton Marine, Dowling Walsh Gallery and Kirby Inland Marine, our extremely dedicated auction committee members, PMM board members and staff, and our marvelous gala attendees for making our 2012 Gala such a success!