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November 2019

An Energetic History of Maritime Maine: The Role of Energy in Shaping Maritime History

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Coal, wood, water, wind – humans have a long history of using these resources to heat our homes and fuel our energy needs. Lincoln Paine, an internationally published maritime historian, will share his insights on how Maine’s maritime history was shaped by the growing need for energy, past and present. This event will also be a book signing for Down East: An Illustrated History of Maritime Maine.

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January 2020

A Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

MMM Chief Curator, Christopher Timm, will share his insights on organizing our winter exhibit Frozen Kingdom and reveal some of Maine’s most intriguing stories connected to Maine’s notoriously frigid winters. This event is FREE with museum admission.

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The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck

January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

In April 1945, as WWII was coming to an end, the US patrol boat mysteriously exploded in Portland’s harbor. Despite surviving crew members’ adamant claims they were torpedoed by a German U-boat, the US Navy declared the tragedy a result of an accidental boiler explosion. The Navy has since corrected their assessment and the shipwreck has recently been discovered. Ryan King, the lead diver and underwater photographer, will share Eagle 56’s story and how his team uncovered the mystery of her location.

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February 2020

Maine Ships in the Arctic

February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Arctic regions have long drawn the interest of daring adventures. Several Maine-built ships vessels have journeyed, explored, and worked in these dangerous ice and fog shrouded waters. Join historian and teacher Charles Lagerbom in a look at the history of numerous vessels that were launched in Maine and ventured to Arctic waters – with some not to return. This event is FREE with admission.

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March 2020

The Effect of Climate Change on Maine’s Infamous Winters

March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Maine State Climatologist, Sean Birkel, focuses his research on finding ways to effectively model changes in the local climate and artic ice sheets. Sean will translate his data and observations to reveal how and why Maine’s winters are evolving and their effect on Maine’s tourism and industry.

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April 2020

Schooner Bowdoin: From Arctic Explorer to Maritime Teacher

April 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States

Eric Jergensen, Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy, shares his knowledge of navigation on board the historic arctic schooner, Bowdoin, with new generation of students. Eric will share Bowdoin’s history in the icy arctic and the vessel’s present role as an educational classroom.

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