Penobscot Marine Museum
40 East Main Street (US Route 1), Searsport
At Maine’s oldest maritime museum, more than a dozen buildings, most dating to the early 19th century, re-create a seaport village from the Great Age of Sail. Exhibits of maritime life include working and recreational boats, marine engines, marine art and artifacts, ship models, and scrimshaw. Young visitors can explore the Yard in the Yard, a large-scale model of a square-rigger’s mast; learn about the sea in the Marine Science Lab; and try on foul-weather gear aboard a real dory. Exhibit topics include the diverse economic history of the Penobscot Bay region, such as shipbuilding, lumbering, and stone trades, the early days of fishing, how to catch a lobster, and different kinds of boats and gear. Historic photographs from the Atlantic Fisherman and video presentations depict fishing methods past and present.
888.942.8384 | www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org
Seasonal (exhibits)/Year-round (library, archives) M-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5.
Fee. Parking. Restrooms. Accessible.
Events & Activities
Exhibit: Summer Folk: The Tourists of Penobscot Bay, 1890-1960. Through 21 October 2012. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org
Exhibit: The Art of the Sea Battle (to commemorate of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812). Through 21 October 2012. www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org
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