BUCKSPORT – Bucksport will be ringing in the new year with a special opening…
Maine Maritime Academy is expected to open part of its satellite location at the former Verso paper mill in the middle or end of January.
That’s according to Bucksport’s community and economic development director, Richard Rotella, who said MMA will be opening one building next month to be used for training, and will build more facilities later.
Maine Maritime will be the first to open on the property since the mill closed in 2014.
“It’s the start, it’s the fresh start of what’s to be…they’ll have some simulators, some classes, trainings going on at the facility,” said Rotella.
He said also at that site, Whole Oceans, a salmon farm, is expected to have a groundbreaking this spring, possibly opening in 2021.