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June 2019

Lecture: Preserving Maritime Artifacts: The Art and Science of Archaeological Conservation

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Learn the secrets and science behind conserving artifacts found underwater.  Molly O'Guinness Carlson, of the Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will share her experience and challenges working as a marine conservator.

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July 2019

Fireworks Cruise

July 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

The 2019 Fireworks Cruise has SOLD OUT Cruise along the Kennebec River's Long Reach and see spectacular water views of Doubling Point Lighthouse, the historic Percy & Small Shipyard and Bath's colorful waterfront.  Enjoy your favorite beverage and the best view of the Heritage Days fireworks! Seating is very limited; reserve early.

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Heritage Days Fireworks Cruise

July 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

We've added a second Fireworks Cruise to view the Heritage Days Fireworks on Sunday, July 7! Cruise along the Kennebec River’s Long Reach and see spectacular water views of Doubling Point Lighthouse, the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, and Bath’s colorful waterfront.  Enjoy your favorite beverage and the best view of the Heritage Days fireworks! Seating is very limited; reserve early.

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Mary E’s Birthday Gala

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Join us in the Percy & Small Shipyard for an incredible evening to support the historic 1906 schooner Mary E and the preservation of traditional maritime skills.This special event will feature live and silent auctions, music, dancing, dinner by Churchill Events, and more. Valet service will be available. Generously sponsored by: Geoffrey & Lindsay Alexander Kristin Fletcher & Craig Sipe Karl & Joan Lauenstein Paul & Kathy Anderson Laura Burns & Tom Tiller Goodwin's Volvo Dick & Doris Lemieux Bill & Mary Earl Rogers Dana & Betsy Twombly John Kilbourne

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Atop Portland Head Light

July 17 @ 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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Talk and Book Signing: Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Into the Raging Sea, a national bestseller and one of NPR's "Best Books of 2018," recounts the loss of the container ship El Faro, in 2015's Hurricane Joaquin.  Rachel Slade, acclaimed for her investigative journalism, unravels the mystery surrounding this recent shipwreck. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the talk.

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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August 2019

Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Lecture: Tow Salvage or Vessel Recovery? An Introduction to Salvage Laws at Work

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Captain Bruce White will share his experience with Sea Tow to unravel the complexity of salvage laws.  Explore the differences between salvage, a simple tow, and a vessel recovery through real-world examples of boating accidents off of Maine's coast.

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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

August 11 @ 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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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on July 31, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on August 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on September 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

The Seguin Island Light Station is Maine’s highest light station. Your five-hour adventure begins with a guided bus ride along the Phippsburg peninsula. At Fort Popham you’ll board the boat for a stunning cruise to Seguin Island where you’ll be rowed to shore to begin your island exploration. Tour the island’s trails, the keeper’s house and museum, and climb the light tower to see the first order Fresnel lens and breathtaking views. This is a very active trip.  Participants must be able to transfer from the boat to a dinghy to access the island. The climb to the top of the island and access to the light is strenuous and may not be appropriate for those with health issues or who are uncomfortable with heights. Depending on weather and sea conditions, landing at the island is not guaranteed. Trips run June 17, July 16, July 31, August 14, August 30, and September 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Members $56; nonmembers $70

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Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - August 15 @ 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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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

August 15 @ 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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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

August 16 @ 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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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 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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Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)

August 17 @ 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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Mary E Kennebec River Sail (2.5 hours)

August 17 @ 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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