Ship Lydia Skolfield, ca. 1865

Contributed by Pejepscot Historical Society


Photograph of ship painting made by George B. Webber. This ship was part of the George Skolfield Fleet built in the Brunswick shipyard. Written on painting: Lydia Skolfield from Chinchas to Liverpool 1865.

Master George Skolfield's last major vessel, the Lydia Skolfield was named after his wife. The ship was 1,201 tons and launched in 1860. The Lydia Skolfield had a reputation as an unusually well-built ship. When surveyed in 1873, after 13 years of service, she was classified A-1, "fit for the carriage of all kinds of cargoes on all voyages." Eleven years later, in 1884, when she was refastened with wooden trunnels, a crew of carpenters found "not a particle of rot" in any of 1800 borings in her planking.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ship Lydia Skolfield, ca. 1865
  • Creator: Webber, George B.
  • Creation Date: circa 1865
  • Subject Date: circa 1865
  • Town: Bath, Harpswell
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: OH207-1
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Pejepscot Historical Society
159 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-6606

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