The Flagship Inn is a proud supporter of the Maine Maritime Museum. Check out some of their summer events!
Lighthouse destination: Uninhabited Wood Island,
Thursday, July 24, 9:30am
If seeing rarely visited places interests you, then MMM's Wood Island Light tour is an excursion you don't want to miss. The now-uninhabited 32-acre Wood Island, at the mouth of the Saco River, was for decades the home for keepers and their families. It's now an active bird sanctuary, but its 42-foot stone light tower is still functioning as a beacon for shipping and its keeper's home and buildings are still intact, maintained by a preservation group. Your tour will be led by trained guides who will share the stories of this island, its lighthouse and the people who lived there. The trip departs from Vine Landing in Biddeford Pool and is subject to weather and sea conditions.
The Civil War through the vision of artists from
North and South, Wednesday, July 31, 6:30pm
Stephen May, a writer and historian with a passion for Civil War art, will present a fully-illustrated slide lecture examining the war and its aftermath as depicted by painters, sculptors and photographers on both sides of the conflict. Artists featured include painters Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson and sculptor Franklin Simmons.