Thursday, December 29, 2011

Maine Shipbuilding Heritage

Open year-round, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, offers an opportunity to explore the shipbuilding heritage for which Bath is so famous.
The museum is located just a few yards east of  Bath Iron Works which is still building ships for the military.

Very few shipbuilders were involved in building 6-masted schooners during the early 1900's.  The shipyard in Bath had the capabilities to build this fine ship. This painting is one of many on display at the museum.

The grounds of the Maine Maritime Museum include many outbuildings, as well as the original frame for the gigantic hulls.

In the background one can view the current shipbuilding industry, Bath Iron Works.

This diorama shows a typical shipbuilding day in Bath during the early 1900's.

Thanks to Kathy Perkins (Museum volunteer) for driving us around the expansive property in the electric cart.

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
You have made my year a very happy one with your nice comments.
(For some reason, many of your blogs will not accept my comments.
The format seems very different from "comments" in the past.)

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This is my cat, Mandu (who is a very fun-loving Himalayan).

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nautical Weather Vanes

Wind vane from 
Maine Maritime Museum in Bath

Wind vane, still in use in
 Wiscasset, Maine.  Settled in 1663.

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

December Morning on Penobscot Bay

"We usually have 5 feet of snow by now". they say.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011


Dominating the skyline

The Church of São Martinho

Land view

Taken from aboard the Azamara Journey at sea.

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