The Maritime museum is on the site of the Percy & Small shipyard where large wooden sailing vessels were built from 1894 until 1920. The mold loft, oakum shed, paint & treenail shop, mill & joiner shop and shipyard owner’s house are all original buildings and contain equipment, artifacts and information about the processes that took place in each building. Other structures house the maritime history museum, a working boat workshop, historic boat collections and a lobstering museum. Allow a lot of time to see everything. Tickets are good for a 2nd day if used within a 7-day period.
The maritime history museum is all accessible. A paved path leads to the mold loft, paint & treenail shop and mill & joiner shop. The pavement gives way to gravel and grass and wheelchair users may find it difficult to access some of the site due to hills. Many of the buildings have two stories. Wheelchair users must exit the buildings and, by using ramps and paths, enter a different door to see both levels. The ground level door of the lobstering museum can be opened from the inside only. The oakum shed is accessed by steps only.
A gravel lot for RV parking is located just south of the main lot. Follow the signs. Park at the far end of the lot for easy access to a paved path that leads to the front door of the maritime history museum. Museum