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Last Oak Grove Cemetery Tour of the Halloween Season Oct. 29

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A visit to the final resting places of historic Bath area sea captains and shipbuilders will be the focus of a trolley tour hosted by Maine Maritime Museum and led by The Lady in the Red Cloak, 4 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event will be the last chance for the public to enjoy this fascinating and educational tour for the 2016 season.

 The Famed Captains and Shipbuilders tour begins at Maine Maritime Museum, where participants will board a trolley that will take them past grand homes where Bath’s leading families once resided. The journey stops at Oak Grove Cemetery, where guests will be guided through the lush grounds by Sally Lobkowicz, The Lady in the Red Cloak from Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Participants will visit the headstones and memorials marking the grave sites of Bath’s most historic seafaring captains and shore-based shipbuilders.

 Tales of perseverance and pluck will be told in relating the daring adventures of area seafarers, and the initiative and ingenuity shown by the shipbuilders who built the ocean-going vessels that brought Bath much of its early wealth.

 The stories won’t be limited to the masculine side of seafaring and shipbuilding. Women, often in leadership roles, were important participants in the nautical history of Bath, and their stories will be told as well, while guests visit their burial plots.

The tours depart from Maine Maritime Museum at 4 p.m. Seating is limited, and the tour has been popular in the past, so early reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by telephoning 207-443-1316 or online by visiting mainemaritimemuseum.org and clicking on the Events tab, then using the menu to go to Special Events section.

For guests on the tour interested in learning more about Bath’s haunted past, and open to the public, a Red Cloak Haunted History walking tour is scheduled for 7 p.m. the same evening.

 Information on this and other Red Cloak Haunted History Tours is available by telephone at 207-380-3806 or check online at redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com. The company also has evening walking tours in Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, Hallowell, Rockland, Camden and Bar Harbor.

 The Famed Captains and Shipbuilders tours are sponsored by Cahill Tire, generously allowing the proceeds to benefit the efforts and activities of the Maine Maritime Museum.