Maine Maritime Museum was founded in 1962 as the Marine Research Society of Bath, doing business as the Bath Marine Museum. It has been known by its current name since 1975.
Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities.
The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues.
Selected Maine Maritime Museum images:
- Launching of the four-mast bark ROANOKE, 1892
- Sagadahock National Bank, Bath, ca. 1876
- Sailing vessel OLYMPIC, Bath, 1892
- Launching of America's Cup Defender RANGER at Bath Iron Works, Bath, 1937
- Aucocisco, Bailey Island, ca. 1900
- Portland Pier, ca. 1900
- On the Pier, Portland, ca. 1900
- Charles Davenport of Bath, ca.1885
- The steamer Maquoit, Portland, ca. 1907
- President Harrison, Bath, 1889
- Steel four-mast bark 'Dirigo,' Bath, 1894
- Portland-South Portland bridge, ca. 1890