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 changed. The first iteration of this exhibit introduces the Gulf of Maine through maps, objects, and data. Sustainable practices throughout Maine’s history are discussed through objects, including a Wabanaki canoe and fisheries technology like trawl nets, lobster gauges, and sardine cans. The changing Gulf is explored through graphs showing its rising temperature, and maps provide geographical references to locate the state and Gulf within the larger ecosystem.