Maritime and Naval Museums: Maine, USA.


Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street,
Bath, ME 04530.

Telephone: +1 207 443 1316.

Opening hours: daily 09:30-17:00. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

The museum which was founded in 1962 is built around the restored Percy & Small Shipyard on the Kennebec River. There is a large collection of more than 100 small watercraft.

Museum ship: Sherman Zwicker (1941), two-masted fishing schooner.

The 35 feet bow section of the clipper ship Snow Squall, built at South Portland in 1851, was moved from the Spring Point Museum, South Portland, ME, to the Maine Maritime Museum in 1995.


Grand Banks Schooner Museum

This museum no longer exists.
[Andrew Toppan, 1994-12-03]


Moosehead Marine Museum

P.O. Box 1151,
Greenville, ME 04441.

Telephone: +1 207 695 2716

Museum ship: SS Katahdin (1914), Lake steamer.

A floating museum which features the history of the Western Maine's lakes.


Kittery Historical and Naval Museum

Rogers Road,
P.O. Box 546,
Rockland, ME 04841-0546.

Telephone: +1 207 439 3080.

Opening hours: June—Ocktober 15, 10:00-16:00.

The museum features the history of Maine's oldest settlement.


Shore Village Museum

104 Limerock St.

Telephone: +1 207 594 0311.

Lighthouse artifacts.


The Penobscot Marine Museum

Church Street,
P.O. Box 498,
Searsport, ME 04974-0498.

Telephone: +1 207 548 2529
Telefax: +1 207 548 2520

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Opening hours: Memorial Day — October 15, Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00, Sunday 12:00-17:00.

Fishing and seafairing history. Paintings and small boats on display.

South Portland

Portland Harbor Museum

Southern Maine Vocational Technical College,
Fort Road,
South Portland, ME 04106.

Telephone: +1 207 799 6337.

Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 13:00-16:00.

Museum of the port of Portland with the adjacent Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse.

The 35 feet bow section of the clipper ship Snow Squall, built at South Portland in 1851, was moved from the Portland Harbor Museum, to the Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME, in 1995.

Updated 1999-08-30 by Lars Bruzelius

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