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Boothbay Region Historical Society

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Address:
72 Oak Street, Boothbay Harbor, ME, United States, Boothbay Harbor, ME
Phone number: (207) 633-0820
Website:
Hours:

Open all year
Thursday through Saturday
10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Local historian available:
Wednesdays by appointment only
Saturdays 10 a. m. – 2 p. m.

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Description:

The Boothbay Region Historical Society is located in the 1874 home of Elizabeth F. Reed and its grounds, Fullerton Park. Display rooms throughout the house contain artifacts and memorabilia that reflect the region’s prehistoric and 300-year-old coastal heritage.

Artifacts & Memorabilia: The Fresnel lens from Ram Island lighthouse catches the sun’s rays and the imagination. Relics of bygone  vessels, such as the ship’s bell from the five- masted schooner Courtney Houck and the wheel and compass from the the ferry Richard T. II, are reminiscent of seagoing days. Lobstering and fishing are richly illustrated with pictures, nautical instruments, vintage traps, and assorted gear. An elegant model of the Gulf of Maine shows the gulf’s varying depths of water and fishing grounds.

Photographs: The museum’s photo collection includes more than 12,000 negatives, prints, scans, and postcards.

Models, Maps, Books: The museum houses several displays of vessel models ranging from the age of sail through steam and gasoline, including early passenger ferries, and modern lobster boats. Historical maps show snapshots of the region in different eras over the past 250 years.

Open all year Thursday through Saturday from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Local historian available: Wednesdays by appointment only
Saturdays 10 a. m. – 2 p. m.

ADMISSION IS FREE

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(Source: Boothbay Region Historical Society)

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