Sights and Songs of the Seas

November 19, 2018 Doors open at 6:30; program begins at 7:00 $12 in advance or $15 at the door At the Colonial Theatre, 163 High Street, Belfast Join Penobscot Marine Museum for an evening of sea shanties and a screening of the film Around Cape Horn.

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Last Night at the Museum

Footsteps walk across the floor upstairs when no one is there. Voices are heard, a presence is felt. There are stories from people who work at the Penobscot Marine Museum about unexplained circumstances in the museum buildings. This is your chance to hear them. Are the ghost stories real? You decide. This special tour starts […]

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Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse

Judy Chandler’s grandparents ran the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse. They raised twelve children at this remote lighthouse accessible by foot only at low tide or by boat. Using family photos, hear about her family’s adventures and experience living in a lighthouse.

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Boat Building In Lubec

Ralph S. Colson opened his boat repair and fabrication shop in Lubec and passed it on to his son Herb Colson. Completed in 1949, the sardine carrier Chester Pike was the last boat built by Colson. Herb Colson Jr. inherited the family’s photographs and stories and will share them during this talk.   Cost: $5 […]

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Model Pumpkin Boat Competition

The model boats in Penobscot Marine Museum’s temporary exhibit, “Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas” are made of many different materials from paper to plastic. As part of Searsport’s Fling into fall, we challenge you to make a model boat out of a Pumpkin! Bring your model pumpkin boat to the Penobscot Marine Museum on […]

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A Yankee Expeditioner’s Thoughts on the Penobscot Expedition

The Penobscot Expedition, during the Revolutionary War, was the worst naval disaster in American history until Pearl Harbor. David Middleton, a costumed interpreter, will discuss the failures of the assault on Magabigaduce (Castine) and the consequences to the Mid-coast and Penobscot regions of Maine.

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Sources of Inspiration with Cassie Stymest

Educational Passages’s Program Director Cassie Stymest explains how they use GPS-equipped models to spread ocean and environmental literacy. Classrooms around the world follow the models and explore oceanic phenomena.

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The “Great War” in Review with Paul Biddle

In 2018, we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of the “Great War”. Historian Paul Biddle provides insights into what led the United States to enter the war and how that influenced the outcome of the war. PMM Visitors Center Cost: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

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Tides: The Science And Spirit Of The Ocean

Join author Jonathan White as he explores sea level rise, tide-generated electricity, the relation of sea- and land-creatures (including humans) to the tides and the moon, how tides are slowing the earth’s rotation and making the day longer, and why scientists have been maddened by the problem of explaining the tides for thousands of years.

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