PMM Adds Fun To Lobster Boat Races
Museum visitors can meet Ironclaw, the resident lobster who shares our saltwater touch tank with clams, sea anemones, starfish and other marine life.
June 29, 2011 -- Penobscot Marine Museum will offer special exhibits and activities in connection with the Searsport Lobster Boat Races, July 9.
An exhibit about lobsters and lobstering will be on display at the Searsport town dock from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Between noon and 4:00 p.m., the museum will offer a children's craft activity at Mosman Park. Racing begins at 10:00 a.m. and may be viewed from both locations.
At the museum itself, the Maine Antique Power Association will show a variety of rare old engines, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the front lawn.
All of the above are free. In addition, visitors who pass through the museum's admission center may view other lobster-related exhibits, including several full-size lobster boats, lobstering gear, model lobster boats, and a brief video about a lobsterman's work day. Visitors may also meet "Ironclaw," the resident live lobster in the museum's saltwater touch-tank.