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Experience Maritime Maine is a partnership of maritime-related organizations, businesses, and coastal communities working together to promote and preserve Maine’s unique maritime culture through heritage tourism efforts.

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Growth and development in Maine is critically linked to its 3,000 mile coastline. The working waterfronts, village centers, museums, lighthouses, archeological sites, waterways and islands, architecture, fisheries, and boatbuilding define its character. 

EMM markets and promotes Maine’s diverse coastal assets collectively through a unified, cross-sector approach that creates an engaging, exemplary visitor experience and a source of cultural pride for residents. Our website and social media serve as critical outreach tools to connect with current and potential visitors to Maine and with regional partners. 

Our ongoing marketing activities include the creation of regular website content promoting Maine Maritime locations through blog posts, our year-round Maine Maritime Events Calendar, stories and suggested itineraries, and interactive map for visitors.

We also reach out to our audience via our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), organize local events, and more recently produced a Maine Maritime Podcast Series (see Salts & Water: Stories from the Maine Coast).

  • Add value to other tourism promotion efforts in coastal Maine communities;
  • Increase overnight visitation by building greater awareness of the many ways to experience maritime Maine;
  • Increase collaborative efforts amongst stewards of Maine’s maritime culture, heritage, and economy;
  • Bring together diverse stakeholders several times each year to brainstorm, learn, share, be inspired, and gain new tools and information;
  • Engage more businesses and communities in developing and promoting the stories of their maritime communities;
  • Position our selves to conduct another phase of Salts & Waters podcast development.

Experience Maritime Maine is made possible only through the collaborative relationships and reciprocity between partner organizations that result in new and enhanced possibilities for civic participation and development of local leadership.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of EMM’s coordinators:

Crystal Hitchings, Washington County Council of Governments and DownEast & Acadia Regional Tourism (EMM Coordinator): 207-546-3600 | chitchings@wccog.net
Jenna Howard, Brigg Advertising and Maine’s Midcoast (EMM Coordinator): 207-443-2067 | jenna@briggsadv.com
Kevin Johnson, Penobscot Marine Museum (EMM Coordinator & Fiscal Agent): 207-548-2529 ext. 210 | kjohnson@pmm-maine.org

or Thierry Bonneville, Bonneville Creative (Marketing, Web & Social Media): 207-433-0212 | thb@bonnevillecreative.com


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Interested in becoming a Media Sponsor of Experience Maritime Maine? – please e-mail editor@experiencemaritimemaine.org. 

If you are sending a check, please note that the Penobscot Marine Museum is Experience Maritime Maine’s fiscal sponsor.

Please make your check payable to “PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM”.
On the memo line of the check, please indicate that the donation is for “EXPERIENCE MARITIME MAINE”

And mail your check to:
P.O. Box 498
Searsport, ME, 04974

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.



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