Penobscot Marine Museum adds Penobscot Bay History Online Website!
This is the Penobscot Marine Museum's education site where students, teachers, researchers and other users can learn about maritime history and culture. The site contains:
- Eleven education modules including educators tools and additional resources
- Searchable collection that includes historic photographs and images of manuscripts, paintings, maps, charts, and objects to support student research projects
- Glossary to help understand maritime terminology
- The Journal of Edwin Mitchell, a 16-year-old boy who sailed from Belfast to California and back in 1866.
- The Log of the Coolie Master, by John O. Shaw, Coolie Master.
- The Journal of Margaret Oakes, a Brewer, Maine teenager who accompanied her sea captain father, Captain George Oakes, on a voyage in 1880-81.
Now more resources are available online for schools, historians,
researchers, and anyone interested in knowing more about the history of our area.
Of special note: we've added two new chapters exploring the role of women at sea (http://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/pbho-1/womens-roles/women%E2%80%99s-roles-introduction) and of the sea captains of Searsport (http://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/pbho-1/stories-of-the-sea-searsport-captains/searsport-captains-introduction).
In this photo: the family of Captain W. R. Gilkey (left). The woman is his wife, Georgia P. Sawyer Gilkey, and one of the little girls is Georgia Maria, who later married another Searsport captain, Phineas Banning Blanchard, and sailed with him for many years.
Please visit the new website at www.penobscotbayhistory.org ! For more information about the education programs at the Museum, please call 548-2529.