Hutchinson Center exhibits historic marine museum photographs

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

The free public exhibit in the H. Alan and Sally Fernald Art Gallery, open 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday–Friday, 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 flip side, 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.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Nancy Bergerson, 207.338.8049.