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Maritime Museum


Experience Maine’s seafaring history on the banks of the Kennebec River. Open year round, our 20-acre waterfront campus includes indoor galleries, the country’s only surviving historic wooden shipyard, a working boat shop, a newly restored 1906 schooner, and more!  Learn more >


Chris Timm named Executive Director

After an extensive search, Maine Maritime Museum’s search committee voted unanimously to offer Chris Timm the position as the museum’s new executive director. Timm accepted the offer late last week after filling the role as interim executive director since September 2021. Timm has worked at Maine Maritime Museum since December 2016 with roles in exhibit curation and external affairs.

Collections Corner: Captain Warren of Maine

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love X-Rays Captain Warren of Maine, an 1855 oil painting by Italian artist Carlo Chelli, is still something of a mystery for the Curatorial team. This portrait went unsold at auction in 2020 and we were able to acquire it at a relatively low cost, especially given the pedigree of the artist. Chelli, more well known as a sculptor, has work on the Spanish Steps in Rome. Portraiture of visiting ship captains was probably a fairly worthwhile side hustle, especially in the busy port of Livorno.

Introducing the Sail Shed Café

In March of 2021, Mollie Jellison and her father Terry Geaghan found themselves in a pickle. Mollie had recently moved back to Maine with her family to start a restaurant with her father; they had a talented front-of-house team, a kitchen staff, and a vision, but suddenly, no location.



Zach Horn: Looking for Winslow Homer

On view beginning June 25, 2022

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Fakes & Forgeries Lab

Can you spot a fake? … Explore>

Hesper and Luther Little 1982-1986 Brad Thomas photo

Shipwrecks & Salvage

On view through December 31, 2022

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