Contributed by Thomaston Historical Society
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The 286 ft. schooner Lizzie Carr, 342 tons, was built by Walker, Dunn and Company in 1868 for use in transporting lumber. Walker, Dunn & Co. was reorganized as Dunn and Elliot in 1880 and was in operation until 1920.
She was lost in a storm on January 15, 1905 off the coast of Rye, New Hampshire. At the time, the crew was rescued and the vessel was beached. A portion of the schooner's hull was revealed after a storm in 1998 redistributed the sandy beach in which she lay buried.
In this photo the vessel is secured to a wharf in Singer's shipyard on Water Street in Thomaston. Behind the schooner is Water Street, which is lined with 19th century shipworkers' and riggers' houses.
About This Item
- Title: Schooner Lizzie Carr, Thomaston, ca. 1875
- Creation Date: circa 1875
- Subject Date: circa 1875
- Town: Thomaston
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 19 cm x 25 cm
- Local Code: PhotographsBoxShips
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Thomaston Historical Society
PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354 2295
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LC Subject Headings
- Piers & wharves--Maine--Thomaston
- Dunn & Elliot (Thomaston, Me.)
- Lizzie Carr (Ship)
- Merchant ships--Maine
- 19th century architecture
- 19th century houses
- lumber schooner
- Thomaston business
- Thomaston shipbuilder
- Thomaston shipyard
- Thomaston waterfront
- Walker, Dunn and Co.
- William Singer shipyard
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