Cotton Town: Maine’s Economic Connections to Slavery

This fall, Maine Maritime Museum and Bowdoin College’s Africana Studies Department are embarking on a new collaboration that will investigate the complexities inherent in an underrepresented aspect of Maine maritime…

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Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea

Arthur Beaumont: Art of the Sea celebrates Beaumont's long career as the US Navy's Official Artist. These 53 paintings and drawings of mostly US Navy subjects cover his more than…

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A Sailor’s Treasure: Sea Chests & Curiosities

Sea chests provided a secure place for sailors to store their personal belongings—from everyday essentials to exotic curios. This exhibit examines the function and decoration of these chests and allows…

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Shipwrecks & Salvage

Wrecks and abandoned hulks of historic vessels dot the coast of Maine. Seventy-five years ago visible hulks like Wiscasset’s Hesper and Luther Little were a common sight. Twenty-five years ago they…

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Sustaining Maine’s Waters: Understanding the Changing Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine and its watershed are unique. They have played a large role in the state’s development and humans have played a large part in how they have…

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