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Ship launches, wrecks in PMM's photography exhibit at Hutchinson

Nov 26, 2019
The schooner Albert L. Butler in the “From the Cradle to the Grave” photography exhibit.

Belfast — Penobscot Marine Museum’s historic photography exhibit, “From the Cradle to the Grave” by photographer Ed Coffin, will be on display Dec. 9 through March 6 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.

The free public exhibit in the H. Alan and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., is a collection of two crowd-pleasers — ship launches and shipwrecks.

The “birth” and “death” of ships have long held the public's fascination. Most of Maine’s Midcoast towns have been involved in building boats, ships and schooners. Watching the culmination of a year or more of construction and investment has been a spectacle not to be missed. On the flipside, the wreck of a ship evokes entirely different feelings, but the pull to see the tragic scene and to learn the grim story can be just as strong.

The University of Maine Hutchinson Center is located at 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson at 338-8049. Visit for additional information about the Hutchinson Center.

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