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OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5

Recycled Lobster Line Rug Weaving Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join us at the Maine Maritime Museum and learn to weave a recycled lobster line (rope) doormat with Kerin of Cape Porpoise Trading Company. This workshop will be held outdoors along the beautiful Kennebec River. Turn old lobster line into an eco-friendly, handmade (by you) mat for your home! These rugs are great for indoor or outdoor use. All weaving material is retired line used by Maine lobstermen.

Author Event: Eric Jay Dolin’s Left for Dead

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join Maine Maritime Museum for a special visit from Eric Jay Dolin, the acclaimed author of Black Flags, Blue Waters, as he delves into a mesmerizing tale of survival, treachery, and resilience in his latest book, Left for Dead. The narrative recounts the gripping true story of five castaways stranded on the Falkland Islands during the War of 1812. Set against the backdrop of wartime conflicts, Dolin's narrative weaves a compelling saga of a chance encounter between an American sealing vessel, a shipwrecked British brig, and a British warship. Misunderstandings and mistrust led to the abandonment of three British sailors and two Americans, including Charles H. Barnard, the captain of the sealer, in the unforgiving terrain of the Falklands for a harrowing eighteen months. Left for Dead is a tale that unravels with intriguing complexity, offering surprising twists and turns. Reminiscent of David Grann's The Wager, Left for Dead reveals a spectrum of human behavior under extreme duress—depicting instances of greed, deception, and bullying juxtaposed with stellar leadership, ingenuity, and remarkable endurance. The story unfolds with banishment, the profound value of a loyal companion, the birth of a child, a perilous thousand-mile open-ocean voyage in a mere seventeen-foot boat, an unlikely rescue mission, and ensuing legal battles over a contentious wartime prize. In Left for Dead, Eric Dolin delivers an enthralling narrative that sheds light on not just the individuals involved but the societal reflections and consequences of their actions. He goes further to offer a unique perspective on a pivotal moment in American history.   About The Author: Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling and award-winning author of numerous works in maritime history, including Leviathan, Rebels at Sea, and Black Flags, Blue Waters. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. This event is free, but preregistration is required. Signed copies of Left for Dead will be available for purchase.

Community Day

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join us for our annual kick-off to the summer season! Admission is FREE and cruise tickets are just $12 (available at the door). Don't miss the raising of the flags over the Wyoming with a cannon salute at noon. Plus, tour the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, enjoy traditional skills demonstrations, and explore all of the museum's exhibits.

Kennebec Explorers Day Camp | Session 4: Sailors at Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

For rising 2 – 5 grade students, Kennebec Explorers Day Camp will foster your child’s exploration of earth and ocean sciences through creative hands-on learning and fun.

Annual Gala & Online Auction

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Join us in the Percy & Small Shipyard for one incredible evening to celebrate Maine Maritime Museum and support all of the work the museum does, from exhibits, lectures, and workshops, to school programs, blacksmithing, and boatbuilding skills.

Kennebec Explorers Day Camp | Session 6: Art Week

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

For rising 2 – 5 grade students, Kennebec Explorers Day Camp will foster your child’s exploration of earth and ocean sciences through creative hands-on learning and fun.

**WAITLIST** Mariners Adventure Camp: Week 2, Mariners Life on Sea and Land

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

Blacksmithing, coastal navigation, boatbuilding, sailing... There's more to a mariner than meets the eye. Give your child a chance of a lifetime to learn what it took to be a mariner in the Golden Age of Sail!

**WAITLIST** Kennebec Explorers Day Camp | Session 7: Best of Week

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, United States

For rising 2 – 5 grade students, Kennebec Explorers Day Camp will foster your child’s exploration of earth and ocean sciences through creative hands-on learning and fun.

Maine Maritime Museum