Boats Near Factory Island, Saco, ca. 1870

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Boats Near Factory Island, Saco, ca. 1870

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A three-masted schooner and the steamboat S.E. Spring. The boats were moored at a wharf on the lower side of Indian Island, also known as Cutts Island. The island is now called Factory Island and is only four miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, located within the Saco River.

The S. E. Spring was launched July 1, 1881, at the George Russell yard at East Deering. Gross tons: 154.83, net tons, 83.56; 93.7 ft. x 19 ft. x 4.8 ft. One deck, round stern, a plain head. Her first captain was Daniel Goldthwait who brought her down from Portland to Saco. At the end of the 1890 tourist season, the excursions ended. She was run by the Old Orchard Steamboat Company.

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About This Item

  • Title: Boats Near Factory Island, Saco, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Local Name: Factory Island
  • Town: Saco
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 19.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1166
  • Object Type: Image

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Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072

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