Searsport’s V-ALT Students Present…

May 25 – October 15, 2023

Barque ELBERTA of Prospect. Capt. Wm. Hichborn. leaving Marseilles, July 1855″ by Joseph Honore Pellegrin, PMM #441

Wooden sailing vessels built in Searsport and Maine sailed to ports around the world in the 19th century and were documented in detailed ship’s portraits. In this student exhibit, participants in the Searsport V-ALT program will feature select paintings from the PMM collections that illustrate a variety of sailing vessels and ports. Their research and writing will put these paintings in context as they explore life at sea, foreign ports, and Searsport’s connection to all of it.