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May 2019

Screen-Free Night

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun evening of FREE family activities, including a jellyfish craft, shipwreck scavenger hunt, and a sneak preview of our fun summer program Seabase Delta: Aquanaut Academy. Plus, learn more about Kennebec Explorers Day Camp at the museum!

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Community Day

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for our annual kick-off to the summer season! Admission is FREE and cruise tickets are just $10. Don't miss the return of the historic schooner Mary E and the raising of the flags over the Wyoming with a cannon salute at noon. We will also be celebrating the opening of our newest exhibit Shipwrecks and Salvage. Plus, check out our fun summer family program "Seabase Delta Aquanauts Academy" for an interactive lesson on deep sea diving, and learn how ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) are changing underwater archaeology at our ROV demonstration. And of course you can tour the historic Percy & Small Shipyard and enjoy all of the museum's exhibits.

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July 2019

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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September 2019

Seguin Island Lighthouse Cruise

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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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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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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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Pints on the Pier

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

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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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

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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