Gone Fishing! 2017 Exhibit at the Penobscot Marine Museum (Searsport, ME)

23 June 2017
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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.

The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries - The Net Result uses the Museum’s photo collection from the National Fisherman publication to form the backbone of this exhibit, focusing on the commercial fishing industry in the post-WWII era. As technology has changed through the years, so has the equipment that is used. Museum visitors will have the opportunity to take a look through time and see how the wheelhouses of fishing vessels have evolved.

Advances in aquatic farming ensure the sustainability of Maine’s fisheries. As part of Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2017 season, visitors will be able to observe an operational aquaponics system courtesy of Herring Gut Learning Center.

Fishing weirs were once a vital part of Maine’s fishing industry, but now number in the few. In 2017 Penobscot Marine Museum will have a recreated fishing weir on site where visitors can experience a weir from a fish’s perspective. And while you’re visiting be sure to “go fishing” for realistic looking Maine fish in the Museum’s new display.
The season will be filled with a line-up of speakers, demonstrations and events related to Maine fisheries, including a Maine seafood event September 9 and 10.

Maine Marine Fare will celebrate all the foods from the abundant waters of coastal Maine with talks, panel discussions and educational tastings. It will end with a dinner called “Food from our Seas,” prepared by chef Sam Hayward with the assistance of Ladleah Dunn. Tasting and dinner tickets sold separately.

About Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine maritime history to life in twelve beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as a ship captain’s house, marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19th century Chinese and Japanese pottery, paintings and textiles, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom vegetable garden. The Museum has over 200,000 historic photographs, and a maritime history research library. Check the website for daily activities and events. The Museum is open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third weekend in October. PMM Visitors Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529.


Photo Captions:
LB2012.15.5097: Photo by Bryan Hitchcock, PMM’s National Fisherman Collection
LB2012.15.5151: Photo by Red Boutilier, PMM’s National Fisherman Collection
LB2012.15.6020: Photo by John Frye, PMM’s National Fisherman Collection
LB1992.301.118: PMM’s Atlantic Fisherman Collection
LB2016.19.107-2: Photo by Jeff Dworsky, PMM Photo Archives

Map and Directions to the Penobscot Marine Museum:

5 Church St, Searsport, ME 04974
penobscotmarinemuseum.org | (207) 548-2529


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LB1992.301.118: PMM’s Atlantic Fisherman Collection