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Maine Maritime Museum

April 2019

Volunteer Recruitment Party

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Join our corps of museum volunteers! There are a variety of positions open for the 2019 season, including Mary E docents, gallery docents, and Percy & Small Shipyard tour guides. Join us in Long Reach Hall to meet our volunteers and learn about available opportunities.

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46th Annual Albert Reed & Thelma Walker Maritime Symposium: Changing Environments

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$15.00 - $45.00

Mariners and those who depend on the sea cause and respond to cultural, economic, and ecological changes. This symposium takes an interdisciplinary look at the issue of changing environments through a variety of lenses. These lenses include changing visual and cultural interpretations of the sea, Maine’s changing roles in international trade, the changing role of literary figures in marine conservation, and the ways that climate change impacts fisheries. 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. Schedule: 9:00-9:30 AM        Check-in and Coffee Reception 9:30 AM                Opening Remarks 10:00 AM              The “Liquid, Mystic Theme” in American Art: Shifting Perceptions of the Sea Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art History, City University of New York 10:50-11:00 AM    Break 11:00 AM              From Guangzhou to Augusta: The Influence of the Delano Family of Maine on the Changing Environment of the Early-U.S. Sino Trade Thomas H. Cox, Associate Professor of History, Sam Houston State University 12:00-1:30 PM       Lunch 1:30  PM               Creating a Hurricane? The Double Life of Marcus Mote’s Shipwreck at Sea, 1883                               Julia Stephens May, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia 2:20 PM                 Fish Tale: A Hemingway Marlin in Maine                               Susan F. Beegel, Former Editor of The Hemingway Review 3:10–3:20 PM       Break 3:20 PM                 The Future of Fishing in a Rapidly Warming Gulf of Maine Marissa McMahan, Senior Fisheries Scientist, Manomet Anne Hayden, Program Manager, Sustainable Economies Program, Manomet 4:10 PM                 Closing Remarks 4:30–6:00  PM       Reception

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Suddenly in Command

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$44.00 - $55.00

  Suddenly in Command! What would you do if you found yourself suddenly in command when the skipper is incapacitated? 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 22, 2019 and Wednesday, April 24, 2019  from 6 - 8pm. All required materials are included in the course fee.                                                      

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Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana; Talk and Book Signing

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00
Harbor-of-Spies

Harbor of Spies:  A Novel of Historic Havana is an historical suspense novel set in Cuba at the height of the Civil War.  Havana was then alive with blockade runners, spies and slave traders.  Robin Lloyd's illustrated talk with period paintings, lithographs and photographs will reveal the history and inspiration behind his new seafaring novel and show period images of old Havana, its harbor, the ships that formed the Naval blockade in the Gulf of Mexico and those that dared to try to pass through it. The talk will tell the story of Cuba's role in the American Civil War and reveal why Havana was one of the most important foreign ports supplying the Confederacy. A book signing will follow the talk.

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May 2019

Navigating Midcoast Maine

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - May 30 @ 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$80.00 - $100.00

Navigating Mid-Coast Maine  Cruising the coastal waters of Maine can be fun, especially when you know how to read a nautical chart so you miss all those rocks and arrive safely at your destination. This course is taught by members of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and serves as an introduction to navigation using The Three Rivers Chart (#13293). This way you'll become familiar with the coastal waters of our local region between Small Point and Pemaquid before ever setting sail. This course gives you the essential tools to make boating more enjoyable. First, you'll learn the basics about the information found on nautical charts. Second, you'll learn about navigation aids (they’re on the charts and on the water) so you can use them to cruise safely. Third, you'll learn how to plan cruises and understand the information found on charts (e.g. buoys, lights, water depth) and to use them while cruising the area. Students will learn terms such as true and magnetic headings, variation, lines of position, chart symbols, piloting, latitude and longitude, dead reckoning, and aids to navigation and be able to use these skills to safely plan and plot a trip.  The Three Rivers chart (#13293) and a copy of a chapter on navigation principles are included. A parallel ruler and dividers are needed and can be purchased separately at our Museum Store. This class meets on Tuesday & Thursday evenings starting on May 21 through May 30, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm.                                                         

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June 2019

Lecture: Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Hanover: The Romance and Reality of a Maine Shipwreck

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

The wreck of the Hanover and loss of all hands in 1849 shocked the midcoast Maine community.  Susan Beegle will reveal how this tragedy inspired literary themes in Harriet Beecher Stowe's The Pearl of Orr's Island, written over a decade after the Hanover's loss.

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 28 @ 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: Preserving Maritime Artifacts: The Art and Science of Archaeological Conservation

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Learn the secrets and science behind conserving artifacts found underwater.  Molly O'Guinness Carlson, of the Head Tide Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, will share her experience and challenges working as a marine conservator.

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July 2019

Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

July 8 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 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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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

July 15 @ 9:00 am - July 19 @ 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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Talk and Book Signing: Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Farro

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Into the Raging Sea, a national bestseller and one of NPR's "Best Books of 2018," recounts the loss of the container ship El Faro, in 2015's Hurricane Joaquin.  Rachel Slade, acclaimed for her investigative journalism, unravels the mystery surrounding this recent shipwreck. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the talk.

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Kennebec Explorers Day Camp

July 22 @ 9:00 am - July 26 @ 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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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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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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October 2019

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

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
$7.00 - $10.00

Prof. Warren Reiss 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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