Planking Begins

The shipwrights began planking Mary E below the waterline at the stern.  Many of these planks need to be steamed to allow the 1 3/4″ thick white oak planks to bend into position.  The planks are fastened with galvanized spike … Read more

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Almost time to plank!

Shipwright Aaron Freeman fairs the stern framing in preparation for planking the hull.  Planking is set to start next week!… Read more

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From the viewing platform

Shipwright Tim Clark fits the starboard knight heads on Mary E.… Read more

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Meanwhile In Boatshop

Meanwhile, in the Boatshop…

15-foot deck beams have been cut, planed, sanded, and oiled, and are awaiting installation sometime this fall.… Read more

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Fall fun is just around the corner…

Another beautiful Maine summer has flown by, but don’t worry… we have tons of exciting programs and events planned for the fall season! Starting in September, a few of our favorite seasonal tours are back: Bath Cemetery Tours and Lighhouse … Read more

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Deck beams

Master Shipwright Andros Kypragoras lays out a new deck beam for Mary E. … Read more

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Framing the stern

The deck beams and bulkheads are completely removed, and the new sawn frames are braced off temporarily to keep the hull symmetrical. Shipwrights are now working to frame the stern of the vessel, which requires stock with lots of sweep … Read more

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Start your bidding! The 2017 Mariners Award silent auction is open!

The 2017 Mariners Award ceremony, honoring the Maine Boatbuilding Community, is completely sold out, but even if you won’t be there, you can still support the museum by participating in the online auction, the proceeds from which help support our … Read more

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Transom Rebuild Moving Ahead

The frame is almost complete for Mary E’s new transom.… Read more

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Work Continues on Mary E!

Progress continues on the restoration of the Mary E! If you haven’t visited the museum yet this year, come get a bird’s eye view of the shipwrights at work from our observation platform! … Read more

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