Working Waterfront Photo Exhibit, Lecture At Camden Public Library
March 25 – Penobscot Marine Museum is playing an important role in Camden Public Library's annual Maritime Month this April, contributing an exhibit of historic photography, a slide lecture, and a canoe display.
The photo exhibit, which will be on display for the entire month, is entitled “75 Years of the Working Waterfront on Penobscot Bay” to coincide with the 75th anniversary of Penobscot Marine Museum. (2011 is also the 75th anniversary of the passenger-carrying windjammer fleet in Camden.)
On April 12, at 6:30 p.m., Curator Ben Fuller will give an illustrated talk, “75 Years of the Working Waterfront,” showing additional photos of working harbors from Port Clyde to Eastport. The photos come from the Atlantic Fisherman Collection, the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. Collection, and the Elmer Montgomery Collection, all from the archives of Penobscot Marine Museum.
A small exhibit of historic canoes will also be on display, including two from the museum: one built by E. H. Gerrish or Bangor, one of the originators of the cedar-and-canvas canoe, and an authentic birchbark canoe, built by hand in the manner of Maine's Wabanaki people.
More information about Maritime Month at Camden Public Library, including other scheduled lectures, is here.