The Moosehead Marine Museum, a popular attraction for visitors, is located in downtown Greenville. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the museum houses exhibits of the steamboat era and the Mount Kineo House. Since its inception, one of the museum’s main goals has been the restoration of the lake steamer, The Katahdin, or “Kate”. For many years, water traffic was the main mode of transportation in the region. Steamboats carried livestock, equipment, supplies, and passengers. The last survivor of the fleet, the Katahdin, is the oldest floating hull of Bath Iron Works, built in 1914. As automobile travel eliminated the need for steamboats, the Katahdin was re-purposed as a towboat hauling pulpwood rafts. In 1975, she pulled her last log boom across Moosehead Lake to the East Outlet. In 1977 Scott Paper Company sold the boat for $1 to the Moosehead Marine Museum and, after years of devoted work by many, in 1985 the Katahdin once again sailed over the deep waters of Moosehead Lake. Major repairs to the hull of the Katahdin were completed in 1994 and 2012. In addition, the museum wharf was rebuilt in 2010. After visiting the museum, you can hop on the Kate for an enjoyable, narrated ride up the lake! All donations and annual gifts to the Moosehead Marine Museum are greatly appreciated.