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STEMaritime Maritime Summer Program – Introduction to Maritime Skills for Success

Northeast Maritime Institute - S/V Fritha
STEMaritime Summer Program

Learning the global maritime industry by land & by sea!

The Big Picture

The NMI Summer STEMaritime Program will introduce subjects, concepts and practical applications on land and at sea immersing students into the world of the global maritime industry. The maritime industry drives the global economy and is rapidly expanding. Students will be educated and engaged on several topics in the field and will see first-hand the region and industry that built and drives America. 

Educate and Engage are our two guiding principles throughout this program geared for students ages 15-18 years old.

Students will:

  • Conduct lab and near shore boat activities throughout the facility and the marina throughout their one week engagement.
  • Rotate through one week at sea onboard the Fritha conducting sail training activities, marine bio stations, environmental impact studies and port visits.
  • Experience local town hospiltality and culture throughout their week

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Introduction to Global Maritime Industries and Skills For Success

  • Weather At Sea
  • Intro to Ocean Science
  • Technical Physics Lab
  • Safety at Sea
  • Introduction to Ship Handling
  • Basics of Marlinspike Seamanship
  • Build a Boat

At Sea Activities

  • Introduction to Sail
  • Navigation: Rules of the Road
  • Science at Sea
  • The Physics of Sail
  • Art of the Sailor
  • Maritime History
  • Daily Crew Participation

Field Trip opportunities:

  • Boston Freedom Trail and USS Constitution visit
  • Marine Science and Industry Organizations
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Salem and Lexington, MA


Instructor experience:

World-class Captains and instructors educated in the maritime and marine industries with experience in the United States Coast Guard, United States Navy, United States Merchant Marine, International Maritime Organization, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Sea Education Association.

STEMaritime Summer Program

July 12 – 24, 2020
July 26 – August 7, 2020

PRICE: $3340.00 USD

Contact Morgan Dawicki:  Tel. +1(508) 992-4025


  • Access to large cities such as Providence and Boston
  • Field trips
  • Proximity to Woods Hole – home of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • State of the art classroom facilities
  • Marina facility 
  • Wet labs
  • On the water activities


Northeast Maritime Institute - S/V Fritha

  • Located on a thriving body of water – Buzzard’s Bay 
  • Visits to ports such as Martha’s Vineyard 
  • Marine Biology exercises
  • Sail-training and seamanship 
  • Team-building and confidence building
  • Go ashore to various locations and see local industries and US culture
  • Experience life at sea aboard the 74 ft. Brigantine, FRITHA 


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