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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The journey begins

Mary E officially began her journey home to the City of Ships this morning. Day 1 is complete: we are safe and sound in New London, Connecticut.  We set off at sunrise and motored throughout the morning.  By the afternoon … Read more

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Getting ready for Arrival

As Mary E inches closer to arrival at MMM on April 23, we are continuing work on the Highland Green Preservation Pavilion.  This structure will house Mary E while she undergoes a rehabilitation this summer.  Posts are in, and the … Read more

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Preservation Pavilion groundbreaking

We are building a structure to keep Mary E (and the crew) protected from the elements during her restoration this summer. We’ve officially begun construction of the preservation pavilion and dug some holes in the ground.  Which promptly filled with … Read more

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Love the museum? Volunteer!

Love the museum? Volunteer! Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by Katie MeyersinMaine Maritime Museum Did you know Maine Maritime Museum has a corps of over 250 volunteers who perform a wide range of jobs from greeting visitors, to maintaining … Read more

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Spring of 2017: Mary E is coming home!

Posted Thursday, March 9, 2017 by Katie MeyersinMary E This spring, the historic schooner Mary E, believed to be the oldest Bath-built wooden schooner still afloat, is coming home to Maine Maritime Museum. Built in Bath in 1906 by … Read more

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Mary E Full Sail

MMM Is Bringing Mary E Home!

Big news at the museum! Our board of trustees has approved the acquisition of the historic vessel Mary E, believed to be the oldest Bath-built wooden vessel still afloat. She is also the oldest fishing schooner built in the … Read more

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Museum Breaks Ground on New Wing

Posted Monday, December 12, 2016 by Katie MeyersinMaine Maritime Museum On December 12, 2016, the museum broke ground on construction of a new 600-square-foot gallery space that will house an immersive lighthouse exhibit, Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience… Read more

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