The William Austen Marine Education and Seamanship Center
The William Austen Marine Education and Seamanship Center is the highlight of new construction at Maritime College. This cutting-edge center, set on the beautiful waterfront, will reveal a marine environmental science wet lab on the first floor consisting of aquaria and touch tanks for teaching and research. The second floor will support the seamanship training for students and professional mariners.
The Center, made possible by state funding and a generous $1M donation from alum Bill Austen, Class of 1980, is expected to be completed by 2023. The Marine Society of NYC also contributed funds for the outfitting of the Center.