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.
the boat building workshop, several activities
are taking place. The 12 foot kayak, "Wood Duck Hybrid", has been
completed for the 2015 raffle prize. Paul
Wilson, Mike Jellison and Bob (Lakeside)
are working on the 2016 project. Stop by
and see the work in pr ogress.
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 2016 raffle prize is
a "17 Penobscot Canvas Canoe", built
in the museum boat shop during 2015 - 2016 seasons. Tickets
are $5.00 each and can be purchased at both museums. The
raffle will be held on September 4, 2016 at 3 p.m. at the
Museum. You need not be present to win.