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Launching of the four-mast bark ROANOKE, 1892

Contributed by Maine Maritime Museum

Photograph of launching of the Roanoke at the Arthur Sewall and Co. shipyard in Bath. This vessel was the largest wooden square-rigger built in the U.S.

The ship had a wooden hull, weighed 3,539 gross tons, with a register length of 311.2 feet.

She was owned by her builders and used in trade around Cape Horn until burning at New Caledonia, August 10, 1905.

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  • Title: Launching of the four-mast bark ROANOKE, 1892
  • Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son, Bath, Maine
  • Creation Date: 1892-09-20
  • Subject Date: 1892-09-20
  • Local Name: Kennebec River
  • Town: Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 28 cm x 35.5 cm
  • Local Code: Neg. No. 53995
  • Collection: J. C. Higgins & Son Photographs, PC-24
  • Object Type: Image

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