Maine Steamship Celebrates 100 Years
August 20, 2014
The steamship Katahdin recently celebrated its 100th birthday. And the vessel, which cruises the waters of Maine’s Moosehead Lake, received quite a birthday present.
At a celebration for the Katahdin, the family of the late Louis O. Hilton presented a check for $250,000 to the Moosehead Marine Museum toward the maintenance of the Katahdin, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.
The Katahdin was built by Bath Iron Works and embarked on its maiden voyage August 20, 1914. The ship is 115’ long and weighs 250 tons. In its heyday, it carried up to 500 passengers across the lake to resort areas such as Mount Kineo.
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