The Moosehead Marine Museum’s historic cruise boat, the Katahdin, is a national historic landmark and a remnant of the logging days that links the present Moosehead culture to its important and historic past. Originally a steamboat, built in 1914 at Bath Iron Works, the vessel was later converted to diesel. This vessel is the main attraction of the Museum’s collection of marine memorabilia of the Moosehead area. This museum houses the region’s most extensive compilation of photos and documents related to the marine traffic on Moosehead, Maine’s largest lake.
The Katahdin offers regularly scheduled cruises from late June through early October. The narration provided on the cruise helps visitors to understand the history and culture of the North Maine Woods. The vessel is available for chartered cruises and events.
Season: Memorial Day to Columbus Day
Important Natural/Cultural/Heritage Links:
The Northern Forest Canoe Trail can be started from a site near the Moosehead Marine Museum in downtown Greenville. An interpretive sign is located there giving basic information about the trail.
From Rt. 15 South: In Greenville, travel straight at the blinking light about one block. The parking area is located on the left across from Shaw Memorial Library. You cannot miss the vessel!
From Rt. 15 North: In Greenville, at the blinking light, turn left and travel one block. The parking area is located on the left across from Shaw Memorial Library. You cannot miss the vessel!