MEETING the BOAT: Steam Travel Along Maine Waters

June 4, 2016 — Sept. 5, 2016

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For over a century, steamboats transformed life along Maine coastal and inland waters, enabling commerce, travel, and recreation to flourish in radically new ways. Whether returning world-weary mariners to their Maine hometowns, carrying the mail to hitherto remote peninsulas and islands, ferrying lumberjacks north to the spring log-drive, or running excursions from resort hotels, the steamers connected Maine to the world and established social and economic patterns that still echo today.

Drawing on Maine Maritime Museum’s extensive steamboat-related collections, MEETING the BOAT will harken back to the technology, life-style, and bravado of a time when Maine ran on steam.

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Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street
Bath, Maine 04530