This photo is a depiction of what the evocation will look like. Photo Illustration/Maine Maritime Museum.

The Maine Maritime Museum of Bath, Maine, has announced that six 120’ poles representing the masts of the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the United States, will be erected this spring (2013), joining the bow and stern structures currently in place on the museum’s campus on the banks of the Kennebec River.

A special dedication ceremony will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013. The event will be open to the public and admission to the museum will be free that day.

The present Wyoming evocation, the largest outdoor sculpture in New England, is among the most visited and photographed sites in Maine. The design was conceived by acclaimed Maine sculptors Andreas von Heune and Joe Hemes, following a national competitive search. Completed in 2006, the life-size sculpture occupies the location where the original Wyoming was constructed by the Percy & Small Shipyard.

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