The Working Waterfront

Penobscot Marine Museum hosts remote control lobster boat, America’s Cup sailboat model races

Staff Writer
Posted 2018-06-15
Last Modified 2018-06-15

On Saturday, July 7, from 11 am to 2 pm, the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport will host a model boat race featuring lobster boats and America’s Cup yachts. The event will take place at the Searsport Town Dock. For more information call 548-2529.


About Penobscot Marine Museum

What inspires model makers to create miniature versions of watercraft?  Penobscot Marine Museum will explore this question through the 2018 exhibit Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas. Using objects, photographs, and primary source audio, visual, and written accounts, the exhibit will spotlight Maine model makers. Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas runs May 26 through October 21, 2018 throughout the Penobscot Marine Museum campus.

Penobscot Marine Museum brings Maine’s maritime history to life on a campus of twelve beautiful historic buildings in the charming seacoast village of Searsport, Maine. Exhibits include hands-on activities for children and adults, as well as a ship captain’s house, marine paintings, scrimshaw, 19thcentury Chinese and Japanese pottery, boat models, historic Maine boats, a fisheries exhibit, and an heirloom garden. The Museum has over 200,000 historic photographs, and a maritime history research library. Museum offices and research library are open year round. Exhibits are open seven days a week, Memorial Day weekend through the third Sunday in October. PMM Visitors Center, 2 Church Street, Searsport, Maine. For more information call the Visitors Center 207-548-0334 or Administrative Offices at 207-548-2529 or visit