The O.M. Reif Boathouse (circa 1920s) is home to displays of vintage boats, marine artifacts, antique outboard motors, historic photos of area boating, a boat building workshop, and a gift shop.
Also occurring in the boat shop is the on-going reconstruction of a 1927 Peterborough canoe donated to the Maritime Museum by Neil Williams on behalf of the Williams family.
In the boat building workshop, several activities are taking place during the spring and summer of 2013. Paul Wilson and his volunteers are completing a wood/canvas Penobscot Canoe which will be the 2013 raffle prize.
Reconstruction of the 1927 canoe is a provision of the donation. New decks will be applied, canvas replaced, the interior stripped, new ribs installed, and varnish removed as needed.
The 2013 raffle prize is a wood/canvas Penobscot Canoe built in the
museum boat shop during 2012 - 2013 seasons. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased at both
museums. The raffle will be held on September 1, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Maritime Museum. You need not be present to win.