Hemingway's Marlin and Other Oddities

Field review by the editors.

Hinckley, Maine

A cavalcade of rocks and dead animals -- birds, fish, mammals, insects -- highlight the natural history collection of George W. Hinckley. Most of the displays are a century old and look it, which is part of the museum's charm. Among the star exhibits are an extinct Passenger Pigeon, a claw from a 33 pound lobster, a trophy marlin caught by Earnest Hemingway, and one of the last caribou bagged in Maine.

Hemingway's Marlin and Other Oddities

L.C. Bates Museum

Address:
14 Easler Rd, Hinckley, ME
Directions:
L.C. Bates Museum. On the campus of Good Will-Hinckley School. I-95 exit 133 on Rt. 201 for 5 miles, on left at Easler Rd, halfway between Skowhegan and Fairfield.
Hours:
W-Sa 9 am - 4:30 pm, Su 1-4:30 pm. Nov-Mar by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
207-238-4250
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