Posted Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Katie MeyersinMaine Maritime Museum
August 1 & 2, the museum is excited to host America, a replica of the vessel that started the America’s Cup tradition in 1851, when she makes a port visit to Maine Maritime Museum as part of her North American voyage as the official ambassador of The America’s Cup. Visitors can tour this magnificent 139-foot vessel August 1 & 2 from 10 am to 3 pm. Ticketing information can be found here.
We will also be offering a lecture on August 1 to coincide with America‘s visit: The History and Evolution of the America’s Cup. Troy Sears, owner and captain of the schoonerAmerica, will lead a conversation about the America’s Cup and engage existing fans about the past, present and future direction of this 166-year old sporting event. More information on the lecture can be found here.