What is a “Shipbuilding Odyssey” in Kennebunk? And When Is It?


August 29th
Learn about the Kennebunks’ storied shipbuilding past on Saturday, August 29 at 1PM.  “A Shipbuilding Odyssey” convenes at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk. The three-hour tour begins with a brief, illustrated look at what life was like in the Kennebunks’ many 19th-century shipyards and all the types of tools and people it took to build the vessels that eventually sailed trade routes spanning the globe.

Guests then embark on a special, narrated trolley excursion, stopping at various historical locales associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s, including the sites of the former Bourne & Kingsbury and Titcomb yards, the Landing, and the locks. The afternoon concludes back at the Museum for guests to enjoy refreshments, view related collections, and receive a commemorative gift. Advance reservations are required as space is limited for this signature event. To secure a spot on the tour, stop by or call the Museum at 207-985-4802.  The cost is $30/person and $25 for current Museum members.  Guests at the Captain Lord Mansion may call our office at (207) 967-3141 to pre-order their tickets.

“A Shipbuilding Odyssey” is among a series of outreach programs for 2009 made possible by a grant from The Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation and planned by the Brick Store Museum’s Education Committee.