to the Orlop

“The orlop was a region of a ship under the lower decks well below the waterline—a place of darkness, seepage, clutter and mystery.” Here you will encounter intriguing and unexpected artifacts from Maine Maritime Museum's storerooms and exhibits.

Have a question? Feel free to ask.
Christopher Timm
Curator of Exhibits


Take a closer look at some of the marvelous and mysterious objects we have in our collection.

Exhibit Companions

Explore an aspect of our temporary exhibits in further detail.

Previous Notes

The Orlop was started by the former Curator of Exhibits, Chris Hall. His entries are archived here.

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