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September 2019

Explore Maine’s Pumpkin Trail

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

From Labor Day through the end of October, explore all of the fall fun Maine's beautiful Midcoast has to offer! Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 40 miles of Maine's most charming coastline and features cruises, giant racing pumpkin boats, parades, shopping, fantastic gardens, festivals, flying and smashing pumpkins, and events for the entire family! See the full calendar of Maine's Pumpkin Trail events here. Learn more about the partners of Maine's Pumpkin Trail!  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 6, 2019

An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 6, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Explore the Kennebec River where shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today. Cruising past BIW see spectacular views of the Navy’s most advanced ships taking shape. Then cruise down river to enjoy a water view of the museum’s historic shipyard and two of the Kennebec’s famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights. Running daily at 12 pm and 2 pm, May 18-October 27.* Members $30; nonmembers $37; 6-12 years $20; under 6 $6  *Saturday 2 pm cruises end on October 5.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Experience the full Bath Iron Works package! The tour begins in the immersive exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy where you’ll experience a high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of Bath Iron Works and discover why “Bath Built is Best Built.”  Then, board the trolley for a ride past the yard. Your guide, a current or former BIW employee, will detail the history of the yard, interpret the views, and highlight key elements of the shipyard. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat Merrymeeting for a one hour cruise featuring spectacular views of modern shipbuilding construction and a close-up look at naval destroyers in the water. Passengers also get to enjoy views of the historic Percy and Small Shipyard and two of the Kennebec’s famed lighthouses. *Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to enter the BIW shipyard. Tours (2.25 hours) run Monday through Friday at 12:30 pm, May 20 through October 25.

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Portland memorial: Recognition ceremony for New England’s Titanic

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Learn more about the Portland vessel, the sinking, the discovery, the lives lost, and the shipwreck’s cultural significance to the sanctuary. This live interaction welcomes you to a ceremony to memorialize the tragedy of the Portland Gale of 1898. Additionally, you will meet the research team and learn about expedition operations. This program offers insight on the history of Portland, a memorial ceremony, and an opportunity to connect with the expedition team.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

September 17 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 3, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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On this cruise you’ll see six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Travel the winding Sasanoa River, and weather-permitting, cruise the Sheepscot River past Hendricks Head Lighthouse. Running Monday-Thursday at 3:30 pm, May 20-October 3. Members $38; nonmembers $47; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

September 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind Portland by visiting the vessel on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of the Portland shipwreck in one of America's underwater treasures.

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Deep-sea exploration: Biology and archaeology in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

September 18 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Explore the shipwrecks lying on the seafloor of NOAA's Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Massachusetts Bay. This live interaction will connect you to the expedition scientists who study the communities of marine life that make shipwrecks their home. Additionally, you will learn the stories behind Portland by visiting the vessel on the seafloor. This program will focus on the biological and archaeological significance of the Portland shipwreck in one of America's underwater treasures. 

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Atop Portland Head Light

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on September 18, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Portland Head Light is Maine’s oldest lighthouse and one of New England’s most photographed locations. Tour the museum located inside the Keepers Quarters and enjoy a truly rare opportunity to climb the spiral staircase of the 80-foot tower to take in the breathtaking views from inside of the lantern. Space is very limited; advanced reservations required. The climb to the top of the tower is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or uncomfortable with heights. Offered July 17 and September 18 Members $24; nonmembers $30

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Mary E Kennebec River Sail (2.5 hours)

September 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Sail down the Kennebec River aboard the historic 1906 schooner Mary E; the only Kennebec-built schooner still afloat. Help us set and trim sails as our crew share tales from her colorful history, or just sit back and enjoy the scenery. You’ll pass by the site of the Thomas E. Hagan yard where Mary E was built in 1906, see Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights, and get a unique view of Navy vessels under construction at Bath Iron Works. Running Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 4 pm, June 5-September 28.* *Not available June 21-26. Members $45; nonmembers $56; 12 and under $45

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Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruise (3.5 hours)

September 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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A fall favorite! Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine’s lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen, and the visit to Burnt Island includes a chance to view the keeper’s house and other facilities up-close, including the majestic Burnt Island Light tower. Running Saturdays at 2 pm, September 7-October 26. Members $54; nonmembers $68; 6-12 years $44; under 6 $10

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Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)

September 21 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 5, 2019

See up to 10 of Maine’s most iconic lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, Seguin Island Light, Cuckolds Light, Ram Island Light, Burnt Island Light, and Hendricks Head Light. Running Saturday at 3:30 pm, May 18-October 5. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6  

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Pints on the Pier

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$15.00 - $32.00

Enjoy a late summer sunset along the riverside with some of Maine's best brewers! Food trucks will also be on-site with a variety of delicious offerings. Confirmed participants for 2019 include: Bath Brewing Company, Bath, ME Black Pug Brewing, Brunswick, ME Boothbay Craft Brewery, Boothbay, ME Cushnoc Brewing Co., Augusta, ME Flight Deck Brewing, Brunswick, ME Moderation Brewing Co., Brunswick, ME Nonesuch River Brewing, Scarborough, ME Sasanoa Brewing, Westport Island, ME Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co., Whitefield, ME Stars & Stripes Brewing Co., Freeport, ME The Maine Brew Bus, Portland, ME Whaleback Farm Cider, Lincolnville, ME Sample recent releases from your favorite brewers or discover a new favorite; either way it's beer on the pier! This is a 21+ event. Sponsored by:  

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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

September 22 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 6, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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The namesake of our cruise boat, Merrymeeting Bay is a unique confluence of six Maine rivers, all converging to form a truly rare ecosystem. Pass through the swirling eddies of Chops Point into the serenity of the bay, one of the best places in the state to view bald eagles and waterfowl. Running Sunday at 3:30 pm, May 19-October 6. Members $38; nonmembers $47; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Songs of the Sea: Live Music with Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan and Miscellania

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$16.00 - $20.00

Jim Mageean and Pat Sheridan, folk singers and international recording artists who hail, respectively, from England and Ireland, will perform traditional sea shanties during an evening celebrating maritime music. Mageean’s world-renowned performances and arrangements have been featured in international festivals, television, and film, including 2003’s Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World. Special guests, Miscellania, Bowdoin College’s female acapella group, will open the show with their rendition of “Roll the Old Chariot” featured in the exhibit, Maritime Music.

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October 2019

Autumn Lights Cruise (2 hours)

October 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 24, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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See the Kennebec‘s most beautiful lighthouses in the splendor of fall! During this autumn cruise you’ll see up to six lighthouses: Doubling Point Light, the Kennebec Range Lights, Squirrel Point Light, Perkins Island Light, Pond Island Light, and Seguin Island Light. Running Monday through Thursday at 3:30 pm, October 7-24. Members $34; nonmembers $42; 6-12 years $27; under 6 $6

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Lecture: Maine’s Deep Connection to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Currents, Cod and Shipwrecks

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Using stunning imagery captured with underwater drones and by divers, Ben Haskell, Deputy Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank will take the audience on a tour of several iconic shipwrecks that were built in Maine.  Among them is the steamship Portland which sank in the Gale of 1898 with all hands on board. Along the way he will describe the marine life that have make the shipwrecks their home and how the Maine Coastal Current contributes to the amazing productivity of the Sanctuary.

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Lecture: The History and Process of Shipwreck Archaeology

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Prof. Warren Riess will explain the significance, possibilities, fieldwork, analysis, and ethics of this unique endeavor.  Riess will use maritime archaeology examples mostly in Maine.

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November 2019

Boatshop Workshop: Fireside Stool Class

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$70.00 - $88.00

The fireside stool is held together with glue and wedges and is a great beginning woodworking project. It's extremely versatile for adults, children, and pets alike.  You'll find yourself using it all over the house and your friends will marvel at its artistic beauty.  No woodworking experience is necessary--over 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students.  Includes all materials. This class meets November 6 and 7, 2019 from 5-8 pm.

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December 2019

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 5 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$75.00 - $94.00

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception.  Learn boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending, although no experience, boatbuilding or otherwise, is required. Each participant builds three nesting oval boxes made from cherry and cedar.  All materials are included in the class fee. This class will be offered twice in 2019: August 14 and 15, 5-8 pm, and December 4 and 5, 5-8 pm.

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Mixers & Merriment at the Museum: A Spirited Celebration of Maine Craft Cocktails

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$20.00 - $50.00

Celebrate the season with a toast to Maine’s incredible craft distilleries! Join us for this popular evening of festive fun, and sample specialty cocktails from Maine’s artisan spirit makers. Ticket price includes samplings of unique elixirs featuring Maine ingredients and delicious food from Stone Cove Catering.  Sample all the seasonal spirits and cast your vote for the People's Choice best cocktail of the night.  Festive music and dancing will help keep holiday spirits high! This is a 21+ event.

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