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Maine Maritime Museum

July 2019

Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)

July 27 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 5, 2019

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 $42; nonmembers $52; 6-12 years $35; under 6 $6  

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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

July 28 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 6, 2019

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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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. Running Sunday at 3:30 pm, May 19-October 6. Members $38; nonmembers $47; 6-12 years $30; under 6 $6

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August 2019

Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$212.00 - $290.00

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Lecture: Tow Salvage or Vessel Recovery? An Introduction to Salvage Laws at Work

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Captain Bruce White will share his experience with Sea Tow to unravel the complexity of salvage laws.  Explore the differences between salvage, a simple tow, and a vessel recovery through real-world examples of boating accidents off of Maine's coast.

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

August 12 @ 9:00 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$212.00 - $290.00

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - August 15 @ 8:00 pm
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One event on December 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$75.00 - $94.00

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.

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

August 19 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$212.00 - $290.00

Members $212; nonmembers $265; early pick-up/late drop-off available for $25 Our five-day summer camp will develop your child’s curiosity for nature exploration and all things nautical. Each of the seven sessions includes outdoor adventures, boat cruises, games, science experiments, crafts, beach trips and more! Small weekly camper groups, low camper-to-counselor ratios, and experienced educators make for an unforgettable camp experience. For students ages 6-12 years old. There are seven sessions of camp available: June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; August 5-9; August 12-16; and August 19-23.Camp runs from 9 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, and early drop-off and late pick-up is available (8 am-5:30 pm) for an additional $25. Campers must bring a lunch.  A mid-morning snack is provided.  Campers should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities each day. This program is made possible thanks to support from the Merrymeeting Bay Trust.  

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Lecture: Modern Oceanographic Equipment and the Search for the Schooner Wyoming

August 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

John Perry Fish led an oceanographic team on a 20-year search for the final resting place of the Bath-built, six-masted schooner Wyoming, which was located in 2003 off the coast of Cape Cod.  The operation encountered sharks, fierce tidal currents and coastal storms.In this presentation, Fish will detail the technology employed in the search for the Wyoming and the latest equipment used in modern ocean searches. Fish has managed over 350 at-sea search operations for lost submerged objects from 747 aircraft to modern, historic and treasure ships.  His company operations have spanned the globe with search operations performed in Europe, China, Australia and South America.

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September 2019

Explore Maine’s Pumpkin Trail

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 31, 2019

From Labor Day through the end of October, explore all of the fall fun Maine's beautiful Midcoast has to offer! Maine's Pumpkin Trail covers 40 miles of Maine's most charming coastline and features cruises, giant racing pumpkin boats, parades, shopping, fantastic gardens, festivals, flying and smashing pumpkins, and events for the entire family! See the full calendar of Maine's Pumpkin Trail events here. Learn more about the partners of Maine's Pumpkin Trail!  

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Talk: Sunken Steamboats of Moosehead Lake

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Director Ryan Robbins and Producer Liz McKeil will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a new documentary set to premier in 2020 featuring never-before-seen underwater footage revealing the discovery and history of the sunken steamships in Moosehead Lake. https://youtu.be/Lm8btql_65M

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Pints on the Pier

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$15.00 - $32.00

Enjoy a late summer sunset along the riverside with some of Maine's best brewers! Plus food trucks will be on-site with a variety of delicious offerings.Confirmed participants for 2019 include Moderation Brewing Company, Sasanoa Brewing, Flight Deck Brewing, Sheepscot Valley Brewing Company, and Whaleback Cider.  Sample recent releases from your favorite brewers or discover a new favorite; either way it's beer on the pier! This is a 21+ event. Sponsored by:    

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Songs of the Sea: Live Music with Jim Mageean, Pat Sheridan and Miscellania

September 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$16.00 - $20.00

Jim Mageean and Pat Sheridan, British-based folk singers and international recording artists, will perform traditional sea shanties during an evening celebrating maritime music. Mageean’s world-renowned performances and arrangements have been featured in international festivals, television, and film, including 2003’s Master and Commander:The Far Side of the World. Special guests, Miscellania, Bowdoin College’s female acapella group, will open the show with their rendition of “Roll the Old Chariot” featured in the exhibit, Maritime Music.

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October 2019

Lecture: Maine’s Deep Connection to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: Currents, Cod and Shipwrecks

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Using stunning imagery captured with underwater drones and by divers, Ben Haskell, Deputy Superintendent of Stellwagen Bank will take the audience on a tour of several iconic shipwrecks that were built in Maine.  Among them is the steamship Portland which sank in the Gale of 1898 with all hands on board. Along the way he will describe the marine life that have make the shipwrecks their home and how the Maine Coastal Current contributes to the amazing productivity of the Sanctuary.

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Lecture: The History and Process of Shipwreck Archaeology

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Prof. Warren Riess will explain the significance, possibilities, fieldwork, analysis, and ethics of this unique endeavor.  Riess will use maritime archaeology examples mostly in Maine.

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November 2019

Boatshop Workshop: Fireside Stool Class

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - November 7 @ 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$70.00 - $88.00

The fireside stool is held together with glue and wedges and is a great beginning woodworking project. It's extremely versatile for adults, children, and pets alike.  You'll find yourself using it all over the house and your friends will marvel at its artistic beauty.  No woodworking experience is necessary--over 200 have been built by our 5th to 8th-grade boatbuilding students.  Includes all materials. This class meets November 6 and 7, 2019 from 5-8 pm.

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