Destructive Survey

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

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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

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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

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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

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Welcome Home, Mary E!

Welcome Home, Mary E!

Thanks to everyone who joined us to welcome Mary E home! Here’s some aerial footage from yesterday’s trip! … Read more

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Meanwhile, back at the pavilion…

While Mary E rests patiently in Portland,  work continues on the Highland Green preservation pavilion.   The trusses arrived this morning, all 41 of them.  Next week we install the headers and braces, and the trusses soon after.   We also will … Read more

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Work at Maine Maritime Museum

We are now hiring for the 2017 summer season! There are lots of positions available, from boat crew to camp counselors, to guest services associates. Join the MMM team and spend your summer at the museum! Find details on all … Read more

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All well in Portland

Temperatures dropped overnight and we set off with a cool breeze and cloudy skies.  We passed the Isles of Shoals and knew we were getting close to Maine.  Seas were consistent and a crew member fell ill.  I received a … Read more

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New Bedford-Gloucester

After rough seas the day before, Monday was fairly mellow. Breakfast was Easter eggs dyed the night before.  We hit the Cape Cod Canal on the flood tide, and the gps  was reading 11 knots.  Residents waved as we passed, … Read more

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New London-New Bedford

Today contained many weather elements: fog, sun, rain, wind, waves.  The Captain’s log sums it up: Winds 20-25 knots, gusting to 30. Seas 5-7ft. Rough passage. The picture shows what 5-7 foot seas does to Mary E.  A warm breeze … Read more

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