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(2014) Lecture: Restoration of BIW Yacht Haida

Maine Maritime Museum

Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

(2014) Lecture: Restoration of BIW Yacht Haida

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On the heels of WWII, Bath Iron Works began its last and most technologically advanced private yacht – Haida.  Dubbed “America’s Diesel Driven Yacht” at the end of the golden era of yachting, Haida was designed by naval architect John H. Wells and built for Major Max Fleischmann. At her launch in 1947, Haida represented the pinnacle of American shipbuilding and benefited from the technologies invented during World War II. As she approaches her 70th birthday, a team of naval architects, marine engineers, carpenters, electricians, and shipbuilders are working to restore her to its former glory while bringing the machinery and systems into the 21st century. Join Naval Architect Hampton Dixon as he shares more of the yacht’s history and explains the technology behind keeping Haida an example of why "Bath Built is Best Built".





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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530

Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

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Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum offers a myriad of opportunities to explore Maine’s maritime heritage and culture and to experience the mystique of Maine.

Visitors can find:

  • -fascinating exhibits brimming with art and artifacts
  • -contemporary, interactive areas for children and adults
  • -an historic shipyard with five of the original 19th century buildings
  • -a Victorian-era shipyard owners home
  • -an active waterfront
  • -a life-size sculptural representation of the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built
  • -a scenic campus on the bank of the Kennebec River


On the following pages you can learn more about the Museum’s History and Mission, find out who is on our staff and how to contact us.

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