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
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
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
Museum to Break Ground on $3.3 Million Campus Renovation
In its ongoing effort to be one of the best maritime experiences in the world, Maine Maritime Museum will break ground on a transformative 5-acre renovation this week. The “First Impressions” project encompasses a complete redevelopment of the front entrance … Read more
MMM Named “Unmissable” By Fodor’s
The museum was recently named as one of ” New England’s 10 Unmissable Historical Sites” by Fodor’s Travel! We are honored to be included with the other outstanding organizations selected. Other recent accolades include being named the best museum in … Read more
From the Archives: Pricing Potato Peelers
111 years ago this week at Bath Iron Works, Edward O. Cutler was calculating how much it would cost to install an automated potato peeler in the scout cruiser USS Chester. Calculating materials, labor, and company profit, he estimated … Read more
Register for Kennebec Explorers Day Camp!
Registration is now open for our super-fun summer day camp! Campers enjoy nature exploration, beach trips, crafts, cruises, and more! There are seven sessions of our five-day camp available. Learn more here! … Read more
From the Collection: The Beautiful Chocolate Girl
February is the month when the price of a dozen roses triples and boxes of chocolates begin to line store shelves. Chocolate has been the candy of choice for generations of valentines. But why? The answer lies in a nebulous … Read more
Win This Boat!
Tickets for our 2019 raffle boat are now available! Originally built in Washington County in 1960 and restored by the Maine Maritime Museum Boatshop, this Whitehall pulling boat has an easily driven hull shape and is made of cedar on … Read more
Sailor’s Valentines: It’s the Thought that Counts?
Authentic is a complicated word. How do you determine if something is authentic? Who has the authority to declare something authentic? What does authentic mean? The exact origins of the word can be traced to multiple languages. The Greek authentikos… Read more