GREENVILLE, Maine — The 98-year-old steamship Katahdin will get the repairs it needs.

The grant will be matched with $195,000 from the Moosehead Marine Museum, which owns the Katahdin.

The Kate will be dry-docked this fall to have its keel and hull repaired at a cost of $495,000.

“The restoration of the Katahdin represents an exciting opportunity to ensure that the Kate will be ready for many more years of service as it enters a second century of sailing,” said Jim Castonguay, executive director of the Moosehead Marine Museum, in a statement. “We are grateful to the strong community support we have received and the trust placed in us that the monies will be wisely used.”

Continue Reading Full Article on Bangor Daily News


Posted on:   April 10, 2012

Categories:   Announcements