From the Archives: This Week in 1898…
This week in 1898, the Bath ship Benjamin F Packard was enjoying a relatively calm mid-summer passage around Cape Horn. Captain Zaccheus Allen’s son, Thomas, listed some of the highlights in his journal: “Jan. 7. Wind from the Northward & … Read more
MMM Offering Free Admission to Federal Employees During Shutdown
Maine Maritime Museum is joining other museums and cultural institutions across the country in offering FREE admission to federal employees and their immediate families during the government shutdown.… Read more
From the Archives: Christmas at Sea
This is Maria Murphy’s description of Christmas at sea on the Bath-built ship Shenandoah in 1896. Her husband, Jim, was the captain. Their 19-year-old daughter, Jane, and 17-year-old son, Wilder, were also aboard; Wilder, who had grown up at sea, … Read more
Mary E Update
Above, The Mary E’s tender, a Washington county peapod that received its first plank on Tuesday in the museum’s Boatshop. The two topmasts, which now have 16 sides and are approaching a round spar. The topmasts will be installed … Read more
Mary E’s First Summer at MMM a Success!
The newly restored schooner Mary E had a busy and successful first summer at MMM, welcoming thousands of visitors on board at our docks, visiting Boothbay and Portland, and even competing in her first race (she won second place)! … Read more
Win this painting!
Would you like to win this beautiful painting? Purchase a raffle ticket and you may! Putting Mary E on Stands by artist Robert Beck commemorates the restoration of the Bath-built 1906 schooner at Maine Maritime Museum during the summer of … Read more
Mary E Launched!
Mary E was launched at Derecktor Robinhood Marina this morning! After swelling in the water for a week or so she will motor to the museum so that work can be completed. … Read more
The engine is in!
Shipwright Andros Kypragoras checks out the new engine. Work on Mary E is ramping up as we gear up to celebrate her recommiosioning in June! Last week her engine, a 6B 210HP Cummins diesel generously donated by Cummins Northeast in … Read more