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Research the Collection

Maine Maritime Museum provides a number of resources that make our collection accessible online for researchers and the public:

MMM Collections Database

The main database—consisting of over 26,000 records—of artifacts, photos, and ephemera in our collection.


Google Arts & Culture

This resource allows users to explore MMM’s painting collection through interactive exhibits and view them in high resolution.


Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library Catalog

The catalog of reference books and manuscript collections held in the Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library.


Internet Archive

Provides access to the Guide to Manuscripts, full-text search for manuscript finding aids, and additional digitized archival documents.


Merchant Mariners Muster

A database of 28,695 mariners listed in records dating back more than 200 years from the archives of the Maine Maritime Museum. Thanks to funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation


MMM Ship Plans

This allows direct purchase and download of ship plans for the most requested vessels.


The Nathan R. Lipfert Research Library is currently open by appointment only. Contact the Library at (207) 443-1316 x336 or library@maritimeme.org.

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