The Maine Community Foundation has recognized the mission of The Friends of the Boat School Marine Trades Development Corporation of Eastport, Maine, by the award of a $10,000 grant from its Washington County Fund for general support.
Chartered in 2006 as a nonprofit organization with the purpose of promoting marine trades education and development, the Friends of The Boat School goals have been realigned to reflect its current role. Since becoming legal owner of the 16 Deep Cove Road property in 2011, the Friends’ primary responsibility is to secure funding to initiate stabilization of the 3 buildings’ structural integrity. The redevelopment planning process envisions The Boat School, the Deep Cove Marine Science Station, and the Harborhood Community Center operating as interdependent entities of the Maine Marine Technology Center (MMTC). As an economic engine, the facility will benefit and serve the entire Downeast region as MMTC’s unique technological, locational, and human assets again draw prominent marine-related researchers, educators, and learners to Eastport.
Please visit www.theboatschool.org for more information. Inquiries and comments may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Headquartered in Ellsworth, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to provide strong investments, personalized service, local expertise, and strategic giving to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.