Maine Maritime Museum sued for boating accident in July

You may remember that in July 2021, a schooner owned and operated by the Maine Maritime Museum capsized while on an evening cruise on the Kennebec River. The schooner, the Mary E, had more than a dozen passengers on board at the time of the accident. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident.

Today, one of the passengers injured in the accident is filing a complaint against the museum.

According to WGME, Karen Baldwin, who allegedly suffered a head injury as a result of the capsizing of the vessel, filed a complaint claiming the vessel was not seaworthy and was being operated by an untrained crew.

It is not known when (if?) The lawsuit will be brought to court.

According to Wikipedia, the 73-foot-long Mary E was built and launched in Bath in 1906. It is the oldest fishing schooner built in Maine still in service. Normally it is available for dockside tours and day cruises.

10 museums in Maine

Do you like to learn new things? Why not visit one of Maine’s incredible museums? Here are 9 very unique museums that are probably less than two hours away from where you are now. Please note: Some of these museums may still have limited hours or COVID-19 restrictions. So, please call ahead (check out their website) and be ready.

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