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.”