Attractions Category: Katahdin/Moosehead/Highlands
A collection of photographs and memorabilia from the lake’s steamboat history.
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