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Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

Event Series Annual Fall Book Sale

Annual Fall Book Sale

You look forward to it every year! November 9-13, shop the museum's fall sale for unique old books, discounted store merchandise, special markdowns, and all sorts of treasures. Remember: admission is never required to shop the museum store.  

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

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

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.

Event Series Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

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

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.

Mixers & Merriment at the Museum: A Spirited Celebration of Maine Craft Cocktails

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

Celebrate the season with a toast to Maine’s incredible craft distilleries! Join us for this popular evening of festive fun, and sample specialty cocktails from Maine’s artisan spirit makers. This year's vendors include Hardshore Distilling, Liquid Riot Bottling Co., New England Distilling, Round Turn Distilling, Sebago Lake Distillery, Stone Fort Distilling, Three of Strong Spirits, and mocktails from The Bar Association! Ticket price includes all cocktail samples and tapas from Stone Cove Catering.  Sample all the seasonal spirits and cast your vote for the People's Choice best cocktail of the night.  A festive soundtrack from Performance Entertainment will keep the holiday spirits high! This is a 21+ event. Generously sponsored by:

MMM Celebrates Bright Night Bath

Friday, December 13 from 4 to 6:30 pm: support the museum, shop local, and find unique gifts for everyone on your list! We'll be offering special discounts in the store, free gift wrapping, and refreshments. Admission is never required to shop the museum store!

Jolly Family Jamboree

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

Bring the whole family to celebrate the season with Captain Christmas at our Jolly Family Jamboree! Explore the museum, snap a pic in front of the lobster trap tree, enjoy holiday-themed crafts, activities, live music, and of course, a visit from Santa and his pirate pal Captain Christmas. Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will even be here to present their rendition of The Grinch!  The antics of these handmade glove, mouth and rod puppets are sure to bring smiles and laughter to the child in all of us. 45-minute puppet show starts at 10:30am.

Free

A Frozen Kingdom: Commerce & Pleasure in the Maine Winter

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.

Boatshop Workshop: Toboggan-Building Class

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

Bring your friends for our first ever toboggan-building class!  Groups of up to five will build an 8-foot toboggan over two evenings.  Boatbuilding techniques employed in the class include steam bending, riveting and ropework.  The class runs January 22-23 to give participants time to sand and varnish before the US National Toboggan Championships in Camden February 7-9. Be sure to sign up quickly, there are only six spots available!  Class runs for two evenings, January 22 and 23, 2020 from 5-8 pm in the museum's Boatshop.

Guided Winter Hike with KELT: Tracking Winter Estuary Animals

DeWick Farm 208 Phipps Point Road, Woolwich, ME, United States

Even in the dead of winter, the natural world is brimming with activity! All one needs to do is look for the signs animals leave behind. Join Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) and Maine Maritime Museum to discover how to read animal tracks at DeWick Farm in Woolwich on Saturday, January 25 at 10 am. Led by Maine Master Naturalists, participants will learn to interpret clues to tell the story of local wildlife in winter in the Kennebec Estuary. Maine has very few animals that are true hibernators, or animals that spend winter in a dormant state. Many of the creatures thought to be hidden away for the coldest parts of the year are still active to find food, water, and even mates. Naturalists will share the process of tracking and identifying these furry friends by observing their prints. Participants will learn to measure and interpret an animal's print and tracks. DeWick Farm is a KELT easement that was generously donated by the DeWick Family in 2013. A mixture of woodland, open fields, and shoreline on Montsweag Bay, it will serve as an excellent backdrop to explore the lives of Maine mammals in winter. Program material is geared for budding naturalists and is family friendly. Because winter weather can be unpredictable, this event will only be postponed in the case of severe weather. Driving directions to the easement will follow registration. The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It maintains ten preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 3,700+ acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit http://www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.

The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, 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.

Maine Ships in the Arctic

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.

The Effect of Climate Change on Maine’s Infamous Winters

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, 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.

POSTPONED: Volunteer Recruitment Party

Want to spend your summer on our beautiful waterfront campus meeting new people and exploring the museum?Join our awesome corps of 250+ museum volunteers! There are a variety of positions open for the 2020 season, including 1906 schooner Mary E docents, ship launching demonstrators, Donnell House docents, gallery docents, and Percy & Small Shipyard tour guides. No experience is required, and all training is provided! Join us in Long Reach Hall for an informal gathering to meet our volunteers and learn more about available opportunities.

POSTPONED: 47th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium: Leadership: 200 Years of Maine Pioneers

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

Following Maine CDC's recommendation, we have decided to postpone this year's Symposium. Updated details will be posted as soon as they are available. Join us for the 47th Albert Reed and Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium examining Maine leadership on Saturday April 4, 2020. As part of the state’s bicentennial celebrations, this year’s Symposium will feature scholars from a wide range of disciplines to examine what leadership means in the context of maritime Maine. This interdisciplinary program will touch on abolitionists, the Civil War, the slave trade, 20th century medicine, steamships, the Navy, the War of 1812, and Maine’s lobster fishery. Advance registration is required, tickets will not be available at the door. An optional boxed lunch can be ordered during registration; attendees are also free to go off-site to enjoy Bath’s restaurants for lunch. Boxed lunches must be ordered in advance. Generously sponsored by: Lincoln Paine   Schedule 8:30-9:00 AM Check-in and Coffee Reception 9:00 AM Opening Remarks 9:30 AM John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851): An Antebellum Black Leader Forged in Maine Carl Patrick Burrowes, Author, Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea 10:20-10:30 AM Break 10:30 AM Turning the Tide at Gettysburg: How Maine Saved the Union Jerry Desmond, Executive Director, Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier 11:10 AM To Hang A Slaver: The Unique Case of Nathaniel Gordon Ron Soodalter, Author, Hanging Captain Gordon 12:00-1:30 PM Lunch 1:30  PM Unpacking the Black Bag in the Age of Miracles: Medicine and Modernization in the Rural Northeast, 1920s-1970s Sasha Mullally, Associate Dean, University of New Brunswick 2:10-2:20 PM Break 2:20 PM Steaming the Gulf: Maine Pioneers the Internationalization of the First High Technology John Laurence Busch, Author, Steam Coffin 3:00 PM A Tale of Two Chiefs of Naval Operations Winn Price, Local Historian 3:30 PM Captain Isaac Hull, the Navy Yard and the War of 1812 Joseph Glukert, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Historian and Museum Director 4:00-4:10 PM Break 4:10-5:00  PM Leading Maine's Lobster Industry through Changing Time Patrice McCarron, Executive Director, Maine Lobstermen's Association 5:00 PM Closing Remarks 5:00-6:30 PM Reception

POSTPONED: Schooner Bowdoin: From Arctic Explorer to Maritime Teacher

Maine Maritime Museum 243 Washington St, Bath, ME, 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.

POSTPONED: Suddenly in Command

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

This is the ideal course for those who enjoy boating but are not often at the helm. Boating problems and emergencies can occur, and you may find yourself suddenly in command. How can you get help? How can you get to shore? What can you do if boating mishaps arise? This course covers some essential boating information about what to do in these situations.Topics include pre-underway planning, developing situational awareness, understanding how boats handle, VHF radio introduction including  how to get help in an emergency, Coast Guard required safety equipment and regulations, and accident assessment and reporting. This course is taught by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. This class meets Monday, April 27, 2020 and Wednesday, April 29, 2020  from 6 - 8 pm. All required materials are included in the course fee.                                                      

Father’s Day Cruise on the Kennebec

Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park 61 Commercial St., Bath, ME, United States

Skip the ties and treat Dad to something he'll actually like this Father's Day! Board Maine Maritime Museum's cruise boat Merrymeeting at the Bath city dock for a relaxing one-hour cruise on the Kennebec River. Dads can kick back and enjoy great views of the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works while sipping on a complimentary soda, beer, or wine. After returning to the dock, walk to one of Bath's great restaurants for dinner; we'll even give you a coupon for 20% off one entree (up to $20) at J.R. Maxwell's. And did we mention Dads are FREE with a paid adult or kid's ticket?! (Under 6 ticket excluded. Dads receive one complimentary drink ticket.) Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Free
Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

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

  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

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

  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Folk Art Rug Hooking

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

Like all old-fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech, simple and lots of fun. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking, from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated and no previous skill is required. Rug Cooker Janet Connor will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking,finding and preparing materials, and research Students will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking kits, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. Each rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding burlap, hoop and a selection of heirloom and hand-dyed wools. If you have a favorite pair of sharp fabric scissors, please bring these to class. There is an additional materials fee ranging from $41-$60, depending on the kit chosen. Fee is to be paid directly to instructor on the day of the workshop. Janet Connor is an avid rug hooker who has been pulling loops since 1979. Graduating from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, she spent 30 years teaching Elementary Art in southern Maine. She now teaches rug hooking throughout the East Coast and Canada with a specific focus on art history, linking both folk and fine art. Connor also restores historic hooked rugs and has co-authored the defining history and catalogue of Hutchinson hooked rugs. 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.

Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

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

  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

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

  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Event Series Celebrate Shipbuilding with MMM and BIW

Celebrate Shipbuilding with MMM and BIW

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

In honor of Maine's bicentennial, Maine Maritime Museum and Bath Iron Works have partnered to celebrate Maine's incredible shipbuilding heritage! Sunday, August 2, and Friday, August 21, from 10 am to 2 pm, join us at the city dock at Waterfront Park in Bath -- the City of Ships - for FREE tours of the museum's flagship: the 1906 schooner Mary E. Learn about the history of shipbuilding on the Kennebec River as on-board docents tell stories from Mary E's colorful past. Representatives from BIW will be on hand to share the famed shipyard's legacy and its vision for the future. Sponsored by

Port Pals: Family Crafts Inspired by Ports Around the World

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

  Looking for fun activities for kids? Fridays this summer from 10 am to 12 pm, join us for Port Pals, for a family-friendly tour of the world’s famous sea ports. Every Friday from July 10-August 14 we will feature a different port that Maine sailors visited on their journeys. Make crafts inspired by the cultures of New England, Panama, Peru, China, Indonesia, and France. Museum educators will be on hand to answer questions and provide an up-close look at objects from the museum's collection related to these places. Complete a craft and receive a stamp in your Port Pals passport! Port Pals is FREE with admission; and FREE for members. All sessions will be held outside in the museum's historic shipyard. There is a limit of four families per session and each family will have their own assigned tables and craft supplies. Tables can accommodate up to eight family members. Due to limited capacity, preregistration is highly encouraged. To book a table for your family, call (207) 443-1316 x331, or email guestservices@maritimeme.org. Port Pals destinations include: July 10 – Boston, Massachusetts: Whale Puppets July 17 – Panama: Mola Textile Designs July 24 – Peru: Paper Plate Sea Birds July 31 – China: Paper Fan Designs August 7 – Indonesia: Wayang Puppets August 14 – France: Ship Portrait Painting Sponsored by:

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Boatshop Workshop: Building an Adirondack Chair

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

Join us in the historic Percy & Small Shipyard at the museum for our first-ever outdoor Adirondack chair class!  Learn to build your own Adirondack chair using durable cedar. Bring a lunch and spend the day building, then end the day enjoying the breeze off the Kennebec while you kick back in your new chair. No woodworking experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and a love of comfortable chairs. All materials are included.

Event Series Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

Mini Cruises for Mini Mariners

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

A special 30-minute cruise for our youngest sailors! These Saturday morning mini cruises depart from the Bath city dock at Linwood E. Temple Waterfront Park. See the City of Ships and Bath Iron Works from the water; cruise under the Carlton Bridge, and into the Sasanoa River, where you might spot the ospreys and eagles that live in the area. After returning to the dock, grab some goods at the Bath Farmer's Market or do a little shopping downtown. Capacity is limited to 20 guests, book your seats now! Saturdays July 18, July 25, and August 1 at 9:30 and 10:30 am. Adults $10; 12 and under $5 Sponsored by:

Event Series Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise

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 $43; nonmembers $53; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6 Total cruise capacity is reduced to 20 passengers Guests must maintain physical distancing of 6 feet while onboard Guest must observe the deck capacities as determined by the crew Face coverings must be worn on the main deck and when physical distancing is not possible Hand sanitizer is available on board Out-of-state passengers must have quarantined for 14 days prior to boarding vessel or have a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of arriving in Maine

Maine Maritime Museum