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Opening Day Reception

May 25, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Join us as we celebrate the opening of a new season! During the event both our Main Street Gallery and our Old Vestry building will be open so you can check out two of our 2023 exhibits, Working the Sea and In Extremis: Historic Ships in America.

Working the Sea features photographs from the museum’s National Fisherman and Atlantic Fishermen collections inspired by an upcoming photo book by long-time National Fisherman contributor Michael Crowley. This exhibit will run the duration of the 2023 season. Working the Sea has been generously sponsored by Diversified Communications.

In Extremis is photographer Pim Van Hemmen’s ongoing project to document America’s historic ships. Upon moving to the United States from the Netherlands, Van Hemmen noted that relatively little attention is paid to our country’s maritime past and its historic vessels. In response, he set out to create a visual record of this maritime past. The exhibit takes its name from the In Extremis doctrine, which allows ship operators to take extreme measures to avoid imminent danger. The exhibit will run through August 5th, with an illustrated talk by Van Hemmen on June 15thIn Extremis has been generously sponsored by Sprague Energy.

Photo: A dipnet full of scup, or porgies, rests on the trap boat gunwale as Tony Coccoro repeats the endless task of repairing tears in the weir net. Photograph by Milson Moore, National Fisherman Collection, LB2012.15.33.


May 25, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Penobscot Marine Museum
2 Church Street
Searsport, 04974 United States
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