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Get to Know Our Fairhaven Campus

Northeast Maritime Institute is located in the center of historic Fairhaven, Massachusetts on beautiful Buzzards Bay.  Our anchor facility, Founders Hall, is located at 32 Washington Street in an 1800’s building which once served as the Unitarian Church in Fairhaven and built by Warren Delano’s grandfather.  The remainder of the campus encompasses buildings throughout the center of the Town which house the College of Maritime Science’s Academic Center, Brigantine Hall, The Applied Nautical Science education facility, Integrity Hall and our Maritime Safety Education facility, Lemley Hall, as well as three student housing facilities. The Marina at Slocum Cove, the Institute’s waterfront facility, is located less than one mile away offering additional laboratory space and is the home facility for the Institute’s fleet of vessels, sailing team and student housing.

Founders Hall

Northeast Maritime Institute - Founder's Hall

Founders Hall is home to NMI’s Admissions Office, the Registrar’s Office, the Joshua Slocum Library and also houses classrooms, our simulation center with two-full bridge simulators and six part-task simulators and liquid cargo handling simulators. Founders Hall also houses the Office of the President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Academic Officer, the Dean of Students, Multi-Media Department, and the Financial Aid Office/Bursars Office. The building has a common area, tutoring spaces, a fitness center and a basketball/volleyball court. To see more photos, visit

Integrity Hall

Northeast Maritime Institute - Integrity Hall

Integrity Hall contains multiple classrooms, a naval architecture drafting classroom, a physics laboratory, an ocean science wet lab and a large lecture hall that accommodates meetings and presentations. To see more photos, visit

Lemley Hall

Northeast Maritime Institute - Lemley Hall

Lemley Hall, named and dedicated to Captain Norman W. Lemley, the pioneer in United States maritime safety, security and environmental protection policy. Lemley Hall hosts NMI’s Life Safety lab and classrooms and extensive a marlinspike seamanship lab. 

Marlinspike Seamanship Lab
NMI’s Marlinespike Seamanship Lab at Lemley Hall ensures that the art of seamanship is learned, realized and demonstrated to include the tying of various knots, splicing, working with cable or wire rope with cable or wire rope, even making decorative ornaments from rope or line. Our Marlinspike Seamanship Lab provides an environment to both learn and demonstrate knowledge and proficiency skills. Currently, NMI has designed and is building desk top marlinespike labs for individual practice anywhere, anytime. 

Life Safety Lab
The life safety lab at Lemley Hall provides access to lifesaving equipment including immersion suits, liferafts, a lifeboat model, firefighting equipment and emergency signaling equipment. To see more photos, visit

Brigantine Hall

Brigantine Hall

Brigantine Hall, the name attributed to NMI’s Brigantine S/V Fritha, serves as a student services and recreational center. Brigantine Hall provides quiet spaces for tutoring, student support services, and career counseling. Brigantine Hall hosts the offices of Nautical Science faculty and Student Support Services and facilitates a comfortable environment for faculty and students to connect. The lower level of Brigantine Hall will host a cooking classroom, a dining area, a game room, movie room and lounge and a dart room for student recreational use. To see more photos, visit

Marina at Slocum Cove

Northeast Maritime Institute - Marina at Slocum Cove

The Marina at Slocum Cove is named after the legendary tall ship captain, Joshua Slocum, who was the first individual to circumnavigate the world alone on a solo voyage that left within one hundred meters from the marina in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The marina has 72 slips and is home to NMI’s training vessels, collegiate sailing team, boatbuilding lab and is the site of future classroom space. Limited student housing is located at the Marina at Slocum Cove. To see more photos, visit

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