The Owls Head Transportation Museum, Owls Head, Maine (ME), USA

North America

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July 22, 2019


November 29, 2017

General information

Founded in 1974, The Owls Head Transportation Museum is an operating, nonprofit museum with a strong focus on educational initiatives. Located on the Maine coast near the Knox County Regional Airport, the Museum is a place where machines of a bygone era are celebrated through conservation, preservation and demonstration.

The Museum started with a handwritten note on the back side of a graduation program. It was mailed to Jim Rockefeller, who had a grass airstrip on the side of a mountain in Camden. The message was from Tom Watson, who had his own grass strip next to his North Haven Island summer home in sight of the Camden Hills. The two had met previously through their love of aviation. That handwritten message read: “Wouldn’t it be nice to have some old airplanes flying around Owls Head.” There was no question mark at the end of the message. Tom was head of IBM, and he didn’t use question marks.

Photo by: RuthAS (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

If the image is blurry, we are awaiting images from the Museum.

Number of exhibited items

Cars & Automotive: 26-50, Car Inventory link
Planes & Helicopters: 26-50, Inventory link
Spacecraft: 1-10
Motorcycles & Bikes: 1-25, Inventory link

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Contact Email: No information available
Contact Form: Link

Getting to the Museum

Address: 117 Museum Street Owls Head, 04854, Owls Head, Maine (ME), USA, North America
Coordinates: 44.066539, -69.101487

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