“Making the Best of It” at Maine Maritime Museum

20 August 2015
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Photo of Welders on the USS Cogswell at Bath Iron Works - 1943 | Courtesy of Maine Maritime Museum

On exhibit at the Maine Maritime Museum is Making the Best of It: The Spirit and Work Ethic of Maritime People, which tells the captivating story of the achievements of Maine people who work on the water, near the water, and behind the scenes in their vital role to forge Maine’s place in global maritime lore.

Making the Best of It is drawn from the museum’s extensive collection, including work by contemporary Maine artists and photographers. It brings the spirit and work ethic of maritime people to life. The exhibit will be on view in The John G. Morse Gallery at Maine Maritime Museum through November 1.

Registrar Kelly Page, curator of the exhibit, said, “Using historic and contemporary imagery, our newest exhibit Making the Best of It: The Spirit and Work Ethic of Maritime People provides a glimpse of the diversity of past and present occupations, trades, and vocations derived from and related to the waterfront. Merchant mariners, boat builders, cannery workers, artists, lumbermen, lake guides, and security guards alike are recognized as contributors to Maine’s maritime culture and heritage.”


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