The Apprenticeshop hosts marine photo archivist

Apr 24, 2014
Schooner Lillian is becalmed in Rockland Harbor; Elmer Montgomery Collection; Penobscot Marine Museum.

Rockland — The Apprenticeshop in Rockland is hosting Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for the Penobscot Marine Museum, Thursday, May 8.

Johnson will discuss and share the maritime photography archives of the Penobscot Marine Museum of Searsport at 7 p.m. The Apprenticeshop, located at 643 Main St. in Rockland. The event is open to the public and admission is $5.

Penobscot Marine Museum has the largest maritime photography archives in the state made up of dozens of collections and consists of more than 140,000 photographic images spanning the 1880s to the recent past. Johnson’s slide show and talk at The Apprenticeshop will look at the various collections with a special focus on Midcoast Maine. The archive is being digitized and more than 60,0000 images are available for viewing on the museum's at PenobscotMarineMuseum.org.

For more information about The Apprenticeshop’s event with Johnson, call 594-1800 or email info@apprenticeshop.org.

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