During Mary E’s regular afternoon sail on July 30, the schooner Mary E suffered a knockdown, heeling over on its side, just downriver from the museum off Doubling Point Light on the Kennebec River. All 15 passengers and three crew were safely brought ashore, thanks to the quick actions of SeaTow, Bath Iron Works, Bath Police/Fire, Bath Harbor Patrol, the Coast Guard, and many others. The vessel has been recovered and we are working with experts to determine the extent of the damage. We continue to work with the Coast Guard to determine the cause of the knockdown.
To our community, museum friends, and all those who have reached out: we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and love for our little schooner and all those involved– thank you.