Maine Maritime celebrates completion of sculpture

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BATH, Maine (AP) - Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the completion of its sculpture representing the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the U.S.

The Bath museum is holding an open house on June 1 to recognize the sculpture of the Wyoming, a six-masted schooner built in 1909 in Bath. The ship and its crew were lost during a winter storm off Nantucket in 1924.

The sculpture consists of two life-size structures made out of steel representing the ship's bow and stern, with six 120-foot flagpoles between them representing the ship's masts.

The open house will feature a dedication ceremony, special demonstrations, river cruises and music provided by the group Schooner Fare. The event is open to the public and free, except for a fee for the river cruises.

For more information: www.mainemaritimemuseum.org

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