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Maiden Voyage for Searsport Student Creations

“It’s the town’s DNA, so it really works especially well for Searsport,” says boat building instructor Greg Rossel. Boat building and sea fairing is the heart of the town’s long history. High schoolers from Searsport District High School continued that tradition with the launch of three shellback dinghy’s they built themselves.The boat-building class is made […]

Bizarre Chair on Exhibit at Penobscot Marine Museum

A bizarre cage-chair on wheels, built in 1896 as a deterrent to Maine’s hobos, will be on display as part of Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 exhibit Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light.  The chair, which is on loan to the Penobscot Marine Museum from the Bangor Historical Society, was designed and apparently used […]

Seasonal Assistant Store Manager Position

Job Description: Penobscot Marine Museum is seeking an Assistant Store Manager for the 2015 season, mid-May to late October. This position will handle daily museum operations including admissions, museum shop and membership sales, security, light housekeeping, and opening and closing the museum. The Assistant Store Manager will be the lead staff person on weekends working […]

Searsport Farmers Market Opens May 26th

The Searsport Farmers Market will begin its second season on Tuesday, May 26th, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The market is hosted by Penobscot Marine Museum on the Crescent on Route One, and will be open every Tuesday through mid-October. New vendors to the market this year include Stone Fox Farm Creamery who will be […]

Searsport High School Students Launch Boats at Town Dock

At noon on Thursday, May 21, two Shellback Dinghies made by students at Searsport District High School will be launched into Searsport Harbor at the Town Dock.  The students have spent the past eighteen weeks building the dinghies with master boat builder Greg Rossel for their class Building a Shellback Dinghy: An Integrated Field Approach […]

Loraine Hamilton

Loraine Hamilton was a good friend and a long-time supporter of Penobscot Marine Museum’s educational programs. Thank you all so much for your donations to the Hamilton Learning Center in memory of Loraine Hamilton. The Hamilton Learning Center enables Penobscot Marine Museum to host the students of Searsport District High School’s class “Building a Shellback […]

Gigantic Walk-in Camera Planned for Penobscot Marine Museum’s 2015 Season

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 planned By 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 […]

Boat Builders of East Penobscot Bay at Maine Boatbuilders Forum, Penobscot Marine Museum

Boat Builders of East Penobscot Bay is the topic of this month’s Maine Boatbuilders Forum at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Main Street Gallery on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm with Peter Buxton of Buxton Boats, Stonington, Maine. Buxton Boats is a wooden boat building and design company, specializing in lobster boat and lobster yacht […]

“Whoop and Drive ’er” – Growing up in Aroostook County, Maine by David Estey, Book Signing and Talk at Penobscot Marine Museum

On Thursday, October 16 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., David Estey will be at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport to discuss and sign “Whoop and Drive ’er” – Growing up in Aroostook County, Maine. “A humorous labor of love,” is how Estey describes his new illustrated memoir about colorful family members, friends, and […]