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Maine Maritime Museum

September 2019

Explore Maine’s Pumpkin Trail

September 20 @ 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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Lighthouse Lovers Cruise (4 hours)

September 21 @ 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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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! Food trucks will also be on-site with a variety of delicious offerings. Confirmed participants for 2019 include: Bath Brewing Company, Bath, ME Black Pug Brewing, Brunswick, ME Boothbay Craft Brewery, Boothbay, ME Cushnoc Brewing Co., Augusta, ME Flight Deck Brewing, Brunswick, ME Moderation Brewing Co., Brunswick, ME Nonesuch River Brewing, Scarborough, ME Sasanoa Brewing, Westport Island, ME Sheepscot Valley Brewing Co., Whitefield, ME Stars & Stripes Brewing Co., Freeport, ME The Maine Brew Bus, Portland, ME Whaleback Farm Cider, Lincolnville, ME 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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Six Rivers of Merrymeeting Bay (3 hours)

September 22 @ 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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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, folk singers and international recording artists who hail, respectively, from England and Ireland, 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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December 2019

Boatshop Workshop: Shaker Box Making

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 5 @ 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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Mixers & Merriment at the Museum: A Spirited Celebration of Maine Craft Cocktails

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$20.00 - $50.00

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. Ticket price includes samplings of unique elixirs featuring Maine ingredients and delicious food from Stone Cove Catering.  Sample all the seasonal spirits and cast your vote for the People's Choice best cocktail of the night.  Festive music and dancing will help keep holiday spirits high! This is a 21+ event.

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Jolly Family Jamboree

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
Free - $14.00

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.

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