Dedication Ceremony



October 19, 2005

Dedicated to the brave men and women who answered
the call to serve in the United States Merchant Marine.

They have faithfully served our country in times of war and peace, hauling cargo to every corner of the world.

"Give us the goods, and we'll deliver."



The Calhoon MEBA Engineering School (CMES) primarily serves the training needs of members belonging to the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA); whom are principally employed on vessels registered and operated under the authority, regulations, and laws of the United States. However, CMES welcomes persons from other industries, government, and/or military organizations that seek education and training in topics and skills related to marine transportation, power generation and management, process control, shipboard security, and emergency response.

While most courses relate to competencies defined by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Standards of Training and Watch-keeping (STCW) and are, hence, approved by the United States Coast Guard; CMES works to merge with other industry-recognized certification programs. These certificate programs are associated with: the International Society of Automation (ISA), North American Technician Excellence (NATE), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Military Sea-lift Command (MSC), American Welding Society (AWS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Please take time to peruse our web-site to gather a complete picture of the scope and depth of our school. In addition to courses that cover a wide spectrum of technologies to advance the maritime community, CMES can offer on-campus accommodations in its 117-room/680 acre waterfront hotel, award winning dining room, and relaxing lounge.



Donations are always appreciated. It is through the generosity of our membership and the general public that the school's historical maritime collection has grown. The following is a list of some of the items we would gladly accept:

  • Name boards, sailing boards, builders plates
  • Ship's wheels, compasses, telegraphs
  • Portholes, liferings, lights, flags
  • Ship tableware, linen, etc. with company insignia
  • Maritime pictures, posters, prints, etc. - both color and b&w
  • Old tools and equipment
  • Ship models
  • Anything from 9 Light Street, Southern Hotel, or Kirkland Hall Junior College
  • Calhoon School cadet yearbooks, or the student newspaper The Scuttlebutt
  • Memorabilia from MEBA conventions - buttons, pins, ribbons, photos, etc.

Unfortunately, not all items donated to the school are usable. Books that are non-maritime related or are duplicates may not be added to our collection. Some books are relocated to the reading area in the dormitory, while others are given away. 

All donated items are marked with the donor's name in an appropriate manner. A database of all items is maintained.

An alternative to donating is loaning. Memorabilia can be loaned to the school for either a set or indefinite period of time. We have several items that are currently on loan to the school, with the understanding that should the owner wish to have the item back all he/she has to do is call.

General donations and questions may be directed to:

        Calhoon MEBA Engineering School
        Attn: Lisa McNeal, QSS Manager
        27050 St. Michaels Road
        Easton, MD  21601

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        phone: (410) 822-9600 ext. 322
        fax: (410) 822-7220

Anyone interested in donating to the MEBA Merchant Marine Memorial Foundation can find further information on the Memorial Donations page.



27050 St. Michaels Road
Easton, MD 21601

PHONE: (410) 822-9600
FAX: (410) 822-7220


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Historical Donations   Memorial Donations



The protection of confidential business information, trade secrets, and proprietary information is vital to the interests and the success of the Calhoon MEBA Engineering School. Examples of confidential information include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • coursework material
  • computer processes 
  • computer programs and codes 
  • participant and employee personal information
  • academic records 
  • financial information 
  • new materials research 
  • pending projects and proposals 
  • technological data

In addition to the definition of confidential information, any information created in any format (such as but not limited to handout materials, PowerPoint presentations, videos, graphics, CDs, and DVDs) by an employee of the CMES is considered proprietary.  Such proprietary information belongs to the CMES and will remain solely the property of the CMES beyond the term of any individual’s employment.

Improper use, disclosure of trade secrets, or confidential business information will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including legal action.



 Students attending classes at CMES have the right to know of any proprietary interest an instructor or guest lecturer may have in any products, instruments, devices, services, or materials discussed during lectures.  This information is conveyed to the students prior to the start of the class.

CMES instructors do not have any proprietary interest in any products, instruments, devices, services, or materials discussed during lectures.  Instructors are either employees or contractors of the CMES and are compensated accordingly.