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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

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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

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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

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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

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All hands on deck!

Shipwright Nick Totaro fastens a deck plank on Mary E. The pine planking comes from a stand of trees planted in Vermont in 1904. Mary E is moving along quickly, and soon the shipwrights will begin building the deck … Read more

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Preservation Pavilion Under Wraps Until Spring

To create a slightly more comfortable work environment for our shipwrights, the Highland Green Preservation Pavilion has been shrink-wrapped for the winter. Unfortunately this means that the restoration will not be accessible to visitors during the winter months. We look … Read more

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Beam shelf installation

Shipwrights assess the first section of beam shelf, just bent and clamped into place. Each side will be made of three pieces scarphed together.  The beam shelf is 4” thick white oak, steamed for 4 hours so it can make … Read more

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Prepping for the beam shelf

Shipwrights fair the insides of the frames in preparation for setting the beam shelf. The beam shelf is a longitudinal beam that supports the deck beams. Because of the length of Mary E, the beam shelf will be made … Read more

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