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2017 Maine Maritime Events
 

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Maine Maritime exhibits running for several months include:

Gone Fishing! 2017 Exhibit at the Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport, ME) Gone Fishing! Exhibit runs through October 15, 2017 at Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine. The Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport, Maine) opens for their 81st year with Gone Fishing!  The new exhibit explores the world of Maine’s commercial fisheries through exhibits and programs that will entertain and educate children and adults alike. Learn more

Through These Gates: Maine Shipyard Photography 1858-2016 at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, ME | Exhibit runs Feb. 8, 2017 — Sept. 24, 2017: Whether taken by the shipbuilder’s sister or a professional photographer, in time of peace or time of war, shipyard photographs can provide a rare glimpse into the work day of a shipwright or a ship fitter. The photographs in this exhibit focus as much on the workers in the yards as they do on the vessels being built. The majority of the more than 60 images in the exhibit are from the museum’s collection of approximately 140,000 photographic images. Learn more

SEE THE LIGHT: The Preservation of Midcoast Maine Lighthouses at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, ME | May 27, 2017 — Oct. 22, 2017: The new millennium has seen the U.S. Coast Guard handing over stewardship of the nation’s lighthouses to the public and private sectors. With the participation of at least a dozen Midcoast Maine lighthouse organizations, See the Light, on view in the Marjorie W. Kramer Gallery, will survey the challenges and success stories of preserving these iconic maritime structures. Learn more

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September 2017

September 1, 2017 in Rockland, ME | Art Opening at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Art Gallery | Opening art reception for three local artists who are sharing their experiences with the natural world through a variety of art media on Friday, September 1st from 5-8 p.m. at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and Art Gallery in Rockland, Maine. Learn more

September 1-10, 2017 in Boothbay Harbor, ME | Boothbay Harbor Fest | Food, Music, Road Race, Wellness Fair, Daily Art Receptions, Funky Fashion Show! Harbor Fest is a ten-day celebration that showcases the creativity and individuality of more than 100 Maine businesses and organizations. The non-traditional festival format takes attendees on an adventure around the Boothbay peninsula to experience local foods, live music, fine arts, creative wares, a 5k, half marathon, wellness fair, photography workshops, an oyster fest, and a one of a kind fashion show featuring original designs made from the marine industry. Learn more

September 1, 2017  in Camden, ME | Camden Windjammer Festival | The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners lined the waterfront. Festivities include a parade of sail, flag-raising ceremonies, live music, dancing and fireworks. Raft-Up! Learn more

September 2-3, Eastport | The Eastport Salmon and Seafood Festival | Come for music, arts and crafts, a Fiber Arts Show, galleries, gift shops and museums, locally brewed beers, (wine too), a farmers’ market, flea market, delicious seafood, and a fabulous salmon barbecue dinner. Learn more

September 6, Portland Library, from 5 to 7pm | Reception for new exhibit “Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard” |  Join the Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME for a reception celebrating the exhibit “Southgate Faces: Faces and Voices from an American Shipyard”. When: Wednesday, September 6, from 5 to 7 pm, at Portland Public Library. Learn more

September 9, 2017, several locations | Maine Open Lighthouse Day | This popular annual event, which is sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights. All lighthouses will be open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Learn more

September 9-11, Searsport, Maine | Maine Marine Fare at Penobscot Marine Museum | Maine Marine Fare will celebrate all the foods from the abundant waters of coastal Maine. The two day program will include talks, panel discussions and educational tastings, featuring fishermen, food producers, aquaculturists, researchers and scientists, and members of the food and hospitality trades. It will end with a dinner called “Food from our Seas,” prepared by chef Sam Hayward with the assistance of Ladleah Dunn.  Hayward, named “Best Chef in the Northeast” by the James Beard Association, co-owner and executive chef of Fore Street Restaurant in Portland, ME. Learn more

September 12, 2017 in Brooklin ME | WoodenBoat | The fall gathering of the fleet takes place in Brooklin, Maine, headquarters of WoodenBoat Magazine and WoodenBoat School. Now in its 31st year, the event includes refreshments, live music, tours and a harbor full of historic schooners. Learn more

September 13, 2017 in Bath ME | Premiere of SALTS & WATER with Rob Rosenthal – Podcast Series | Join us to celebrate the launch of “Salts & Water” – a brand new podcast series! Experience Maritime Maine, a partnership of organizations and regions that promote and celebrate the Maine’s rich maritime heritage recently launched “Salts & Water,” a six-part audio series, offering a unique and creative opportunity for listeners to experience the people and places along Maine’s coast in sound. Produced by Rob Rosenthal, “Salts & Water” is designed to help deepen and enrich the visitor experience by highlighting the maritime traditions and culture of Maine. Rosenthal, an award-winning radio and audio producer will be leading the listening session and answers your questions. When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Location: Maine Maritime Museum Boatshop. Address: 263 Washington Street, Bath Maine. Learn more

September 14, 2017 in Eastport ME | Premiere of SALTS & WATER – Podcast Series | Join Experience Maritime Maine as they celebrate the launch of “Salts & Water” – a brand new podcast series! Experience Maritime Maine, a partnership of organizations and regions that promote and celebrate the Maine’s rich maritime heritage recently launched “Salts & Water,” a six-part audio series, offering a unique and creative opportunity for listeners to experience the people and places along Maine’s coast in sound. Produced by Rob Rosenthal, “Salts & Water” is designed to help deepen and enrich the visitor experience by highlighting the maritime traditions and culture of Maine. Rosenthal, an award-winning radio and audio producer will be leading the listening session and answers your questions. When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. Location: Tides Institute’s Seaman’s Church building (the Congregational Church), 26 Middle Street in Eastport, ME 04631. Learn more

September 15, 2017 in Wiscasset, ME | BEHIND CLOSED DOORS OF CASTLE TUCKER (Special historic tour) | Friday, September 15, 10am–11:30 a.m. Peek into the nooks and crannies of this thirty-room mansion on a special Behind Closed Doors Tour. There’s something new to see whether you are a first-time or repeat visitor. This leisurely in-depth tour includes rooms and stories not included on the regular tour. Filled with the original furnishings of the Tucker family, who lived here for more than 140 years, Castle Tucker is one of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the United States. Location: 2 Lee Street in Wiscasset, Maine. Learn more

Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Freeport, ME | The 2017 Lobsterman Triathlon | The Lobsterman Triathlon is one of the most popular destination races in New England, attracting athletes from across the US. Ranked as a Top Race in America, The Lobsterman Triathlon and Aquathon features a stunning venue on the coast of Freeport, ME. A truly amazing Maine experience, complete with a full lobsterbake following the race, the Lobsterman is as good as triathlon gets. Learn more

Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Easport, ME | CONCERT OF MARITIME SONGS! | America’s Maritime Heroes, Historic Songs of War at Sea & Life-Saving on the Coast performed by “From Away Downeast”. Eastport’s 1828 “Seaman’s Church” national historic landmark is a fitting venue for a concert honoring American men and women who have served our country at sea and along our coast. Organized by the Tides Institute & Museum of Art. Info at: Learn more.

September 21-24, 2017 in Bar Harbor, ME | Acadia Night Sky | Join Acadia Night Sky for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. The 9th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is set for September 21-24, 2017, and will once again be packed with a full schedule of events. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronome. Learn more

Monday, September 25, 2017 in Belfast, ME | A brief history of the Penobscot Bay (Sept 5 Lecture: William Leavenworth, Maritime Environmental Historian) | Monday September 25, 7pm at the Belfast Free Library-Abbott Room: William Leavenworth, Maritime Environmental Historian will present changes in mid-coast fisheries over the decades. William has been pouring through old fishing logs and data housed at Penobscot Marine Museum and other fisheries research archives to shed light on the health of the fishing stocks over time. Come hear his latest research on the Maine coastal fisheries, which through 1924 caught more seafood product each year by weight and variety than Maine’s distant water fisheries (Grand Banks). Free Admission. Learn more

Friday, September 29 – Sunday October 1, in Bucksport, ME | 2017 International Maritime Festival | The International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) is a juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed filmmaking. For full schedule of events and festival passes Learn more

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Bath, ME | Pints on the Pier – a Maine Maritime Museum Event | Sample some of the state’s best brews while enjoying live music fromThe Squid Jiggers! Sunset on the Kennebec River sets the scene for an awesome party on the pier. Guests can enjoy samples of some of Maine’s finest hand-crafted beers from Boothbay Craft Brewery, Tavern & RV,Dirigo Brewing Company, Flight Deck Brewing, Funky Bow Brewery and Beer Company, Portersfield Cider, Rising Tide Brewing Company,Sheepscot valley brewing, and more. We’ll have a variety of food options on-site, including Glidden Point Oyster Farms, Taco the Town, andOttodog! Admission includes all beer and cider samples and one hotdog. Learn more

 

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