See the historic Katahdin steamship over the years

Posted Aug. 15, 2014, at 7:02 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 17, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.

This August, the steamship Katahdin celebrates 100 years afloat in Moosehead Lake. According to the Moosehead Marine Museum website, the national historic landmark was launched into the north Maine waters in Aug. 20, 1914. The “Kate,” as the steamship has been called, is the last of many boats that carried tourists, livestock, equipment and mail across the lake. Mount Kineo, one of the popular resorts in the area, and small villages were provided transportation by the steamships of the time. Here is a collection of steamship Katahdin photos from the BDN archives.

On Aug. 16, the Moosehead Marine Museum will host a birthday party and cruise for the 100-year-old ship.

Jeanne Luetjen contributed to this slideshow.