After a delayed start of the season, the Penobscot Narrows Observatory will open in time for Memorial Day weekend.

The Penobscot Narrows Observatory will open for the season Friday, May 24.

Maine DOT says a malfunctioning fire suppression system delayed the season opening earlier this month. In a press release, Maine DOT said:

A valve on that fire suppression system failed, so we have ordered a replacement, but the part needs to be specially constructed for us.

Fort Knox opened for the season May 1.