Learn more about sunken steamships and deep-sea exploration

In partnership with Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Maine Maritime Museum will be presenting a special live feed broadcast hosted by NOAA research teams direct from the wreck of the steamship Portland. Choose between two engaging programs … Read more

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Cruise the Kennebec River this fall!

Looking for a way to enjoy the fall foliage and river lighthouses this season? Hop on the Merrymeeting for a ride along the Kennebec! Aside from our hour long daily cruises, the museum is offering some specialty fall-themed options until … Read more

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Get your tickets for Pints on the Pier!

Say goodbye to summer in style with the annual Pints on the Pier brew fest on September 21, 4-7:30pm. Say hello to fall by sampling beer and cider from eleven local brewers as the sun sets on the bank of … Read more

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Enter now to win this boat!

There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win this beautiful boat! Originally built in Washington County in 1960 and restored by the Maine Maritime Museum Boatshop, this Whitehall pulling boat has an easily driven hull … Read more

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From the Archives: One Foggy Morning

109 years ago today, Lieutenant John A. Lord, superintending constructor at Bath Iron Works, enjoyed a foggy morning commute to work.  Lord and his family were spending the summer in a “farmhouse cottage” in Westport, and Lord was commuting by … Read more

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Introducing: The Mariner

We’ve worked with the Maine Knife Company to create a one-of-a-kind special edition knife called The Mariner. This beautiful 8.25″ knife has a scrimshaw bone handle that honors Maine Maritime Museum’s flagship, the 1906 schooner Mary E and was handcrafted … Read more

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First Impressions Project has made progress!

We are excited to announce that the construction on our north (main) parking lot is nearly completed! The crews have now begun working on the south campus lot to improve our overflow parking areas. This is a huge step forward … Read more

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RSVP deadline for Mary E’s Birthday Gala is one week away!

Join us in celebrating Mary E’s birthday with a night you will never forget! Tickets include games, prizes, dinner, and dancing in the museum’s historic shipyard and will not be available after July 1st, so make sure you … Read more

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Sail Aboard Mary E at Portland Schoonerfest

June 21-23, be a part of the incredible action at Schoonerfest, Portland’s spring regatta for traditional sail. Sail aboard the museum’s 1906 schooner Mary E as we race (sort of) against the rest of the Maine’s schooner fleet. Or, kick … Read more

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From the Collection: The Wreck of Hanover and Popular Memory

Hanover, a ship constructed by the Houghton Brothers in 1838, struck a sand bar in the mouth of the Kennebec River in 1849. The questionable decision of Captain Rogers to enter the river under stormy conditions led to the … Read more

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