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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Seabase Delta Launches June 4

The summer season is here, which means the start of Seabase Delta: Aquanauts Academy, our new hands-on, family-friendly program offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 pm (June 4-August 22). Ever wondered what it is like to explore the ocean floor … Read more

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All Aboard the Mary E!

We’re excited to announce a new sailing opportunity on the Mary E! Starting in June, guests can climb aboard the historic schooner for a sail down the Kennebec River. You’ll have a chance to help the crew set and trim … Read more

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Liam Scanlon Awarded Lipfert Prize

On May 16, Maine Maritime Museum presented the inaugural Nathan R. Lipfert Maritime History Prize to Morse High School sophomore Liam Scanlon. Scanlon was awarded the $500 prize for his outstanding essay “The Recent Growth of Surfing on the Maine … Read more

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From the Archives: Shipping Sulphur

118 years ago, Portland was a hub for importing and distributing sulphur and brimstone to paper mills, match factories, glue makers, and other manufacturers around New England.  Business was good, and the Union Sulphur Company, which shipped sulphur to Portland … Read more

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The War Next Door: T.W. Hyde and the American Civil War

The lands and people of Maine were hundreds of miles from the cannon blasts and military marches of the American Civil War that tore both earth and families apart between 1861 and 1865. But distance did not dull the pain … Read more

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Sail Aboard the Mary E!

Starting June 5 we are excited to offer sailing trips aboard the 1906 schooner Mary E! The 2.5-hour Mary E Kennebec River Sail and Lighthouse Adventure will be offered Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 4 pm (June 5-September 28). You’ll … Read more

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