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Fragment of a hand-made canvas sail, ca. 1930

Contributed by an individual through Maine Historical Society

Amos Perkins Lord, a Camden sailmaker, made this sail about 1930. Lord was a sailmaker for more than 75 years.

Until the early 1900s, all heavy sails were stitched by hand. Gradually the process has become mechanized, but even today some sailmakers still stitch sails by hand.

This sail is an example of the two rows of stitching that are typical of hand-sewn sails.

Other Information


  • Title: Fragment of a hand-made canvas sail, ca. 1930
  • Creator: Lord, Amos Perkins
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Camden
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Canvas
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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