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.
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.
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.
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.
Models of boats used to navigate the waters surrounding the Les Cheneaux Islands.