Thursday Night Film and Lecture Series Maine’s Lobster Boat Races July 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $8, $5 for members A decades old tradition, said to be “Maine’s version of NASCAR”, race participants take the competition seriously. With reported top speeds over 60 miles an hour and racing by Class, many boat owners follow the lobster boat “race circuit” from mid-June to late August, as it makes its way along the coast.
Videographer David Osgood of Vinalhaven has been racing lobster boats in the Maine Lobsterboat Racing circuit for many years. His boats include the Split S.E.C.O.N.D., a Crowley Beal 33 and STARLIGHT EXPRESS, a Northern Bay 36. Read More…
Make a Pinhole Camera with Anne-Claude Cotty July 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Take beautiful photographs with cameras you’ve made from boxes off the kitchen shelf. It’s pure magic! The beautiful, soft-focus images will amaze you. A pinhole camera is a camera without a lens and with a single small aperture, a pinhole. Read More…
Hamilton Learning Center Boat Launch Hamilton Marine presents the 2015 boat launching for Searsport High School, ME & Penobscot Marine Museum’s student boat building program. Learn how the program succeeds by connecting classroom learning concepts with hands-on boat building in the Hamilton Marine Learning Center.
Gigantic Walk-in Camera Planned for Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 Season
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A huge walk-in camera, designed by John Bielenberg and built by John Bielenberg and Richard Mann, is one of the many inter-active exhibits on display at The Penobscot Marine Museum for this summer’s Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light. This is the first major exhibition to feature the museum’s extensive historic photography collection of over 140,000 negatives, prints, slides, postcards and daguerreotypes. Read More
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Trip Advisor Reviews
“Recommend!” “Local Gem” “Best local museum I’ve been to this year” “GREAT place for kids” “We loved the history” “A wonderful walk thru the maritime history of Maine” “A great place to visit and learn about the area’s past.” Read more reviews at Trip Advisor
Disorganized and Defeated: The Battle for Penobscot Bay 1779 The newly acquired court-martial papers of Commodore Dudley Saltonstall will be displayed for the first time in this exhibit examining the effects of the Revolutionary War on the citizens of Penobscot Bay. This exhibit coincides with replica of the Revolutionary War period frigate L’HERMIONE’s arrival in Castine harbor.
Memoirs of War: A Soldier’s Seabag The story of ten Maine veterans’ wartime experiences from WW II to the present, as told through their mementos and souvenirs. This exhibit was designed and curated by the Senior Class of Searsport District High School.
Thank you Hamilton Marine and JC Holcomb Photography for providing the Virtual Tour