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Moosehead Marine Museum

12 Lily Bay Road

The Moosehead Marine Museum invites you to experience history. Step aboard the Katahdin for a leisurely cruise to enjoy the natural beauty and history of Moosehead Lake.

A National Historic Landmark, the Katahdin, more than any other remaining piece of Moosehead's history, truly reflects the many eras, interests, and businesses of the region's past and present. Built in 1914 by the young shipyard Bath Iron Works, the steamboat Katahdin was later converted to diesel, and has become the final link to a bygone era.

Steamboat history began on Moosehead Lake in 1836. As many as fifty boats once steamed across the lake carrying passengers, livestock, mail, supplies and equipment to the large resorts like Mt. Kineo as well as the small hunting camps and villages on the lake.

By the late 1930's, with the development of roads around Moosehead, only the Katahdin remained. Used as a towboat to haul booms of logs until 1975, she participated in the nation's last log drive and was designated a National Historic Landmark.

In 1976, the Moosehead Marine Museum was founded and it acquired the Katahdin as its star exhibit. In addition to the Katahdin, the Museum has an extensive collection of steamboat memorabilia and early photographs of the Moosehead area, and is dedicated to preserving the glorious days of steamboating and the marine heritage of the Moosehead Lake Region. The Katahdin is owned and operated by the Moosehead Marine Museum, a non-profit organization.


steve peterson

Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018
Had a great time. The history was fascinating. The lady at the counter was very nice, very sweet to my children. I wish I had more time to learn about the area.

Doug Bonner

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
If you are in Greenville and don't visit then you may never understand all the wonder of how it all came to be. They have been doing great things here for longer than I can Remember! And I remember when the Katahdin was rough and grounded in town.

Jacque Ludwig

Friday, June 29, 2018
Great staff. We did not make time for full experience. Our loss, a lot of valuable knowledge was shared in a very short time.

Cliff Kellett

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
These folks rock. Great local museum experience and fantastic hospitality. Highly recommend.

Janice Bills

Thursday, July 12, 2018
I haven't been in here yet bcuz can't afford boat ride plus 99% of greenville me is not handicap accessible this means restaurants & these Kewl lil shops not accessible 2 ppl in wheelchairs & if there r something else makes it hard 2 get around

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