The Working Waterfront

Penobscot Marine Museum digitizes Maynard Bray collection

Archivist Matt Wheeler to speak at Camden Public Library on April 22

Posted 2021-03-17
Last Modified 2021-03-17

The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, known for its extensive and growing collection of vintage maritime and New England photos, has begun a campaign to digitize images made by marine photographer Maynard Bray. Museum archivist Matt Wheeler will speak about Bray and the work at the Camden Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on April 22.

Bray’s collection includes 20,000 photographs spanning 50 years. In certain circles of the boating world, Maynard Bray needs no introduction. His absorption in the design, construction, use, and enjoyment of traditional boats of all sizes, and his advocacy for these activities, has made him a beacon for others who share his interest. The Penobscot Marine Museum is beginning a campaign to raise the funds to digitize this collection and make it available online.

To support the endeavor, please contact Kevin Johnson or see the museum website to learn more.