CASTINE, Maine —With its public exhibit season extended through October 15, the Castine Historical Society is pleased to announce that Maine Maritime Academy students will be serving as exhibit docents on weekends throughout the fall.
This year’s seasonal exhibit at the CHS Abbott School location, “Schooner Bowdoin on the Greenland Patrol”, is co-sponsored with Maine Maritime Academy and tells the little known story of the National Historic Landmark schooner’s World War II service.
The extended season at CHS will allow MMA students, parents, faculty and alumni – as well as local residents, visitors and school groups – to explore the Bowdoin’s arctic history from her first voyage north with Admiral Donald MacMillan in 1921 through more recent voyages as MMA’s flagship sail training vessel.
With the Bowdoin recently returned to her home port from summer training voyages, visitors to the CHS exhibit will also have an opportunity to see the historic vessel at the MMA waterfront in Castine during the fall season.
The public schedule for CHS exhibits this fall will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Arrangements can be made for school groups and others to visit the exhibits on other days by contacting CHS in advance at 326-4118 or by email at email@example.com.
In addition to the seasonal exhibit on Schooner Bowdoin in Greenland in World War II, the Society offers a permanent exhibit on the Penobscot Expedition of 1779 at its location in the Abbott School at 17 School Street on the town common in Castine.
For more information on the Castine Historical Society and its exhibits, visit CHS online at www.castinehistoricalsociety.org or call 207-326-4118.