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
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
Transom Rebuild Moving Ahead
The frame is almost complete for Mary E’s new transom.… Read more
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
Introducing… Extended Summer Hours!
Great news! These long, summer days give you even more time to explore the museum! Starting July 3, the museum will be open until 7:30 pm Monday-Thursday. That’s an extra 2.5 hours to tour the historic shipyard, check out the … Read more
Mary E gets a new stern
Over the decades Mary E’s stern has dropped significantly, and for the first time in forever, she is getting a transom-lift. The shipwrights raised the bottom of her transom upwards of 12″ and will be building a new transom and … Read more
Initial plans included replacing the deck, the bulwarks, and some topside planks. Upon further review it was revealed that many deckbeams are rotted and must be replaced. In addition, the transom is sagging and needs to be lifted up and … Read more
It’s our biggest summer ever!
Summer is just around the corner, and we are so excited for the 2017 season! Visit the museum this summer to see all of our incredible new offerings, from the restoration of the historic schooner Mary E to our all … Read more
Mary E Arrives By Truck
On May 9, Mary E was trucked from Robinhood Marina to the Preservation Pavillion, where she’ll spend the next six months being rehabilitated by shipwright Andros Kypragoras and his team. Visit the museum for an up-close look at the restoration … Read more
Mary E Is Arriving… Again!
Progress is being made on the Mary E Preservation Pavilion (generously sponsored by Highland Green)! Just in time, because tomorrow morning, Mary E will be hauled out in Georgetown, trucked to the museum, and unloaded at her home for the … Read more