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.