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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

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. Sunday, 3:30 pm, May 17-October 4. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

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. Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm, May 18-October 1 Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

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. Monday-Thursday, 3:30 pm, May 18-October 1 Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

Cultivating Leadership on Maine’s Islands

Online Event

A presentation on cultivating youth leadership in education, research and technology, through the Island Institute's Island Fellows Program. The Island Institute is a pioneer in cultivating Maine's island and coastal communities. Their initiatives in building leadership, as well as economic and environmental sustainability, bring opportunity and support to these unique cultures. Karen Burns, Chief Talent Officer, will provide insight into these island communities and the Island Institute's Island Fellows Program, which places recent college graduates in multi-year fellowships among Maine's island communities. Burns will share some inspiring stories of the program's success in cultivating youth leadership in education, research and technology. This event will be held online, via Zoom. Members $3; nonmembers $5

Shibori & Indigo Dyeing, Talk and Demonstration

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Kathleen Goddu, a featured artist in the Interwoven exhibit, will host a lecture and demonstration of traditional Japanese Shibori (indigo-dyed fabric) techniques and the indigo dyeing process. Goddu will introduce the cultural and economic importance of indigo to Japanese culture and textile arts that inspired beautiful textile traditions that continue to influence today’s fashions. Attendees will have the opportunity to view examples of historic Japanese textiles and Goddu’s shibori fabrics up-close. This workshop is part of the Donnell Family Forum, a series of exhibits, workshops, and lectures inspired by the lives of the Donnells, a 19th century family whose home is now a part of Maine Maritime Museum.  

New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners

In this online, interactive lecture, author-journalist Dyke Hendrickson presents on his book, New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners. A former editor and reporter with the Portland Press Herald and the Central Maine Morning Sentinel of Waterville, Mr. Hendrickson is the recipient of several writing awards. He has resided in several Maine seaside communities and although he now lives in Newburyport, MA, he is a historian with the Merrimack River Watershed Council and continues to speak, via Zoom, to clubs, associations, and historical gatherings on the history of the Coast Guard and the Merrimack River. In addition to his work in Maine, he has been a writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune and the Boston Herald and as a contributor to USA Today, the Boston Globe and Tennis magazine. Mr. Hendrickson's book, New England Coast Guard Stories: Remarkable Mariners, is available to purchase both in the Maine Maritime Museum store or in addition to your ticket to this online presentation.

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Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

The Shakers are famous for their simple and elegant designs, and the Shaker oval box is no exception. Over two sessions in the Boatshop, you'll build a set of three nesting oval boxes using boatbuilding techniques such as clinch nailing and steam bending. No experience is required; this class is a fantastic introduction to woodworking.  Boxes are made from cherry and cedar and all materials are provided. There are two workshops scheduled:  August 12 & 13, 2020 from 1-4 pm, and December 9 & 10, 2020 from 5-8 pm.

Bright Night at the Museum

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Sunday, December 13, join us to light up the holiday season! The Museum Store will be open late with unique gifts for everyone on your list - spend $50 and get a $10 coupon! The lobster trap tree is all set up and ready for selfies. Plus, check out our festive outdoor lighting display, with a nautical twist, of course. AND, from 4-5:30, bring the family for a drive-by "hi" with Santa! The Big Guy will be outside the museum's entrance chatting with families from the comfort of their cars. We are excited to serve as a drop-off site for Toys for Tots, so we invite you to bring a new, unwrapped toy (or buy one in the museum store!) to help share the holiday magic with kids in our community this year.

“Unboxing” A Sailor’s Treasure: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Maine Maritime Museum's new exhibit, A Sailor's Treasure: Sea Chests & Curiosities, provides a peek inside the sailor's sea chest - a place where both the essential and the exotic were stowed while at sea. Join Chief Curator Christopher Timm as he shares how the exhibit came to fruition, the stories behind some of the artifacts, and a look at objects from the collection that had to be left unpacked.   Members $3; nonmembers $5 This is a Zoom event.

Did X Ever Really Mark the Spot? Piracy in Popular Culture

Perhaps none have had a greater influence on our collective imagination of pirates as Robert Louis Stevenson. The Muppets, Disney, N.C. Wyeth, and countless others have shaped popular ideas of piracy based on Stevenson's Treasure Island. Walk the plank with Maine Maritime Museum's Assistant Curator, Paul Fuller, for a fun and lighthearted peek at some popular piracy myths and an examination of the map of how we got here in the first place.   Members $3; nonmembers $5 This is a Zoom event.

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Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Museum!

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Looking for creative ways to celebrate the one you love this year? Bring your sweetheart to the museum for Valentine's Day and enjoy 2-for-1 admission February 13 & 14! We'll also be offering 20% off some of our favorite gifts in the museum store - and if you spend $25, you'll receive a FREE bag of Bixby chocolates*! Snap a pic in our Valentine's-themed photobooth and take home a  postcard featuring vintage Valentines from our collection to send to someone you love. *while supplies last

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Valentine’s Day Weekend at the Museum!

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Looking for creative ways to celebrate the one you love this year? Bring your sweetheart to the museum for Valentine's Day and enjoy 2-for-1 admission February 13 & 14! We'll also be offering 20% off some of our favorite gifts in the museum store - and if you spend $25, you'll receive a FREE bag of Bixby chocolates*! Snap a pic in our Valentine's-themed photobooth and take home a  postcard featuring vintage Valentines from our collection to send to someone you love. *while supplies last

Wardrobe Wonderment: A Glimpse at Apparel and Adornment

Raid the closet with Maine Maritime Museum's Collections Manager, Kelly Page, for a head-to-toe exploration of occupational garments, imported dress, and some items of surprising composition. See how materials, origins, and purposes reflected in MMM's textile and personal accessory collections weave threads in a number of historical narratives including material culture, technology, fashion, and globalization.   Members $3; nonmembers $5 This is a Zoom event.  

Estuary Habitats at Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Located just downriver from the nearly 20,000-square-mile watershed of Merrymeeting Bay, Maine Maritime Museum's 20-acre campus is home to an array of animal species and their habitats. In this 90-minute program families will explore the gardens, fields, and riverbanks that comprise MMM's campus, identifying tracks, studying habitats and learning the importance of protecting Maine's diverse ecology. In this program, families will create and share their own species of animal in a fun, active and educational game. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 3+. This program will be hosted outside on museum grounds. Please wear appropriate winter gear. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older and strongly encouraged for those 2-4. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability.   STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Toboggan Building Class

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

This winter, join us in the Boatshop to build your own classic wooden toboggan! This class is open to groups of up to three people to allow plenty of open space for all; only three spots are available. Groups will build an 8-foot toboggan over two evenings using boatbulding techniques like steam-bending, riveting and ropework. No experience is required. Class runs for two Wednesday evenings, February 24 and March 3, from 5-8 pm in the museum's Boatshop.

Sailor Souvenirs: Tides of Cultural Exchange

Sarah Timm, Manager of Interpretation at Maine Maritime Museum, will discuss objects from MMM's collection that were collected by 19th century Maine captains and crews during their stops in ports around the world during a period of rapid globalized trade. The souvenirs Maine sailors chose to bring home often tell us more about an American worldview than the cultures they are intended to represent. Explore themes of authenticity, cultural appropriation, and the effects of cultural exchange by tracing how these souvenirs transformed in meaning and function once they arrived to American shores.   Members $3; nonmembers $5 This is a Zoom event.

Volunteer Recruitment Informational Zoom Session

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Looking for something to do this summer? Maine Maritime Museum is searching for new volunteers to serve fun and exciting roles for the 2021 season. With outdoor, indoor, and independent opportunities available, the museum has offerings to suit everyone’s interests. Museum staff will deliver full training courses both in-person and remotely, so there’s no prior experience necessary. Volunteering at Maine Maritime Museum is a fun way to make new friends, learn new skills, and give back to the community. This live Zoom event will offer a chance for anyone interested in volunteering to learn more about our various opportunities. The Volunteer Coordinator and active members of MMM's Volunteer Staff will be present for sharing info and answering questions. To join, contact Volunteer Coordinator Luke Milardo at 443-1316 ext. 325 or milardo@maritimeme.org

SOLD OUT Build Your Own Mini Sea Chest

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Ships are cramped spaces and sailors had little room to store their personal things, usually no bigger than a suitcase. This hands-on learning workshop will sharpen your family's math and creative skills. Together, families will learn about what sailors took on their long journeys and how they personalized their chests to reflect their adventures. Then families will work together to construct and decorate their own mini sea chests. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for those aged 2-4. Tickets include museum admission. STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Volunteer Recruitment Event in the Shipyard

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Looking for something to do this summer? Maine Maritime Museum is searching for new volunteers to serve fun and exciting roles for the 2021 season. With outdoor, indoor, and independent opportunities available, the museum has offerings to suit everyone’s interests. Museum staff will deliver full training courses both in-person and remotely, so there’s no prior experience necessary. Volunteering at Maine Maritime Museum is a fun way to make new friends, learn new skills, and give back to the community. Interested new volunteers will gain free admission to our shipyard to experience all that our volunteer opportunities offer. Current volunteers will provide outdoor tours, demonstrations, and presentations that showcase their roles and explain what makes MMM such a great place to serve. To join, contact Volunteer Coordinator Luke Milardo at 443-1316 ext. 325 or milardo@maritimeme.org

Making Sail: Canvas Ditty Bags

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Made primarily of sailcloth, a sailor's ditty bag was crafted using all the techniques essential to the art of Sailmaking. Join Mike Bartles, co-owner of M&H Bartles, Sailmakers, to explore the fundamental hand-work that once drove the world's commerce across the globe as you create your very own canvas ditty bag. Learn how to stich, sew and splice with an experienced sailmaker, catching a glimpse of the trade as it was practiced throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Mike Bartles learned the fundamentals of sailmaking during his time at Mystic Seaport Museum and went on to lead the maintenance of the museum's sails. In 2013, Mike joined the crew of Nathaniel Wilson's sail loft where he had the opportunity to work on a suit of sails for the Charles W. Morgan restoration. Mike opened his own sail loft, M&H Bartles, Sailmaking, in 2018 in Boothbay Harbor. Workshop will be held in Maine Maritime Museum's Boatshop. Capacity is limited to 12 participants. Masks are required.

Creative Writing with Ship Logs and Sea Journals

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

From shipwrecks and piracy to foreign ports and the wide open sea, the experiences of those who lived aboard sailing vessels have inspired some of the best fiction in American history. In this two-hour workshop we will look closely at a selection of ship logs and sailors' journals from Maine Maritime Museum's collection, using our imaginations to give these first-hand accounts new life. Coupled with the backdrop of the historic shipyard and the remnants of the clipper ship, Snow Squall, these journals will inspire children and adults alike to create a piece of writing based on maritime journeys long ago. Participants will have the opportunity to share their writing with the group in a positive workshop setting. All ages are welcome--content level is appropriate for ages 5+. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for ages 2-4. Tickets include museum admission.   STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Plein-Air Painting in the Shipyard

It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team with a relaxing afternoon of painting outside in the shipyard. Many artists use Maine’s shipyards and waterways as inspiration for their canvas. We provide the canvas, the views, and the paint – you provide the creativity! Need some inspiration? Education staff will be on hand to provide information on some of Maine’s famous artists. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.

Charcoal Drawing in the Shipyard

It's School Vacation Week! Join the Education Team for a relaxing afternoon of charcoal drawing in the shipyard. Learn the basics of charcoal drawing and shading and learn why coal was so important to the Percy & Small Shipyard. This program is included with museum admission; while supplies last.

Empty Hand, Empty Brush: A Calligraphy Workshop

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Countless mariners sailed on Bath-built ships around the world including trips through Asia. They returned with items of cultural significance to display in their homes, to give as gifts and to commemorate their adventures, thus introducing Eastern art forms such as traditional calligraphy in the west. We will explore how this has continued to evolve and merge with contemporary art concepts into exciting and dynamic new forms. This workshop will demonstrate how East-West calligraphy is a type of meditation and also a discipline in centering--starting from the correct postural alignment of the spine, to preparing calligraphic ink, holding the brush correctly as an extension of the arm and executing brush strokes in oneness. Learn how to sense your internal energy through Qi-Gong and Tai Chi exercises and apply this awareness to free-flowing calligraphic art, besides demonstrating traditional Eastern calligraphic paintings. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to integrate mindfulness and creative expression. Experienced artists and beginners welcome! For those who wish to do brush work during the workshop, rice paper, brushes, ink stone and sticks are available for an additional modest fee. For materials please contact the artist at kichunglizee9@gmail.com. This is an in-person event in Maine Maritime Museum's Long Reach Hall.  

Build Your Own Recyclable Materials Boat

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Learn why things float by building your own mini-boat out of recyclable materials. Learn about and experiment with concepts such as density, buoyancy, and displacement as you test your creations in our water lab! Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older, and strongly encouraged for those aged 2-4. Tickets include museum admission. STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

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Shipyard Concert Series

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Maine Maritime Museum is excited to partner with our friends at the Chocolate Church Arts Center for The Shipyard Concert Series! The CCAC will present five live shows (May-June) outside in the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard. Book a ticket to any of these amazing shows and you'll have the opportunity to add on admission to the museum (after 2 pm) for just $5! May 8: The Mallett Brothers Band May 22: Scott Moreau May 29: Studio Two - The Beatles Tribute June 19: David Mallett June 26: Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations

Community Day

Join us for our annual kick-off to the summer season! Admission is FREE and cruise tickets are just $10 (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. $10 (60-minute) cruises will be running at 11, 12:30, and 2. Our regular Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours) will depart at 3:30 pm - tickets will be half-price: $21.50 members, $26.50 nonmembers, $17.50 6-12 years, $3 under 6. Tickets available at the door, first come, first served. 11:45 am - We will raise the flags on the Wyoming sculpture. This year's ceremony will honor the incredible frontline workers in our community. 12 pm - CANNON FIRE! 11 am-2 pm - tours of Mary E, the Donnell House, and the Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as blacksmithing and traditional skills demonstrations. And, explore the exhibit and your own! We'll also have free craft kits for kiddos to take home (while supplies last). In accordance with Maine CDC guidelines, all visitors must wear masks and practice physical distancing.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

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. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. 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 narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

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. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

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. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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The Bath Iron Works Story: By Land & By Sea

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Get the inside story of Bath’s iconic shipyard! This combination trolley tour/cruise includes a tour of the exhibit BIW: Building America’s Navy, a guided trolley ride past Bath Iron Works, and a one-hour narrated boat cruise. 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 narrated ride past the shipyard stopping at key observation areas where your guide will interpret the work and process seen from that location. The trolley will then drop you off to board the museum’s cruise boat for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular water views of modern shipbuilding construction and naval destroyers. Seating is very limited, reservations highly recommended. Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30-3 pm, May 17-October 28. Members $42; nonmembers $52; 12 and under $33 Tour fees include museum admission. *The tour is  2.5 hours long. Please note that due to security restrictions, this tour is not permitted to go inside the BIW shipyard.  

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Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise (1 hour)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

Shipyards & Lighthouses Cruise Board the museum's comfortable cruise boat Merrymeeting to explore the lower Kennebec River where American shipbuilding began more than 400 years ago and continues today! Cruise up the river to Bath Iron Works and for spectacular views of the Navy's most advanced ships under construction. Downriver, enjoy a water view of the museum's historic Percy & Small Shipyard, as well as an up-close look at two of the Kennebec River's famed lighthouses: Doubling Point Light and the Kennebec Range Lights.  There's something for everyone on this cruise! Members $31; nonmembers $38; child (6-12) $21; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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Midcoast Lights and Rivers Cruise (3 hours)

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME

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. Members $39; nonmembers $48; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6 Cruise fees include museum admission.

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