BELFAST’S WATERFRONT: THEN & NOW

BELFAST’S WATERFRONT: THEN & NOW
TBD in the Clifford & Corridor Galleries

Closing Reception: TBD

Steamboat Landing, circa 1900 (from the collection of the Belfast Historical Society)
Boat House with Tents, by Lynn Karlin September 2019
from the 7th Annual BikeMaine event

At the center of Belfast’s long and colorful history is its dynamic waterfront. From ship building and cod fishing to chicken, sardine and potato processing, Belfast’s shoreline has transformed with the changing tides of industry. Today, we enjoy public access and recreation opportunities alongside a working shipyard. This exhibition reveals how Belfast’s identity has evolved in tandem with the hustle of its harbor. In collaboration with the Penobscot Marine Museum and the Belfast Historical Society, the show includes historic as well as contemporary photographs — images that highlight the commerce, recreation and scenic beauty of Belfast’s rich maritime history.

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