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Steamboats "Rebecca" and "Fairy of the Lake," Moosehead Lake, ca. 1890

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This photograph shows the Rebecca and Fairy of the Lake steamboats on the west shore of East Cove on Moosehead Lake.

The Rebecca, built in 1881, for John Eveleth and was named in honor of Rebecca Eveleth Crafts. Charles Capen was captain in 1901 with Charles Greeley as engineer. In 1903 it was sold "with all its furniture" to the Coburn Steamboat Company.

The Fairy of the Lake, was 140 foot side-wheeler with a low-pressure engine and walking beam. It was built by Major Benjamim S. Bigney in 1858 for John Eveleth.

Prentis A. Snow was captain of that vessel which was one of the few side-wheeler steamboats traveling 8 - 10 m.p.h. used on Moosehead Lake. Both vessels were involved in transporting passengers, freight and mail to various locations on Moosehead Lake.

Other Information

  • Title: Steamboats "Rebecca" and "Fairy of the Lake," Moosehead Lake, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Greenville
  • County: Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 9 x 12.8
  • Local Code: 1995.4.198 Rebecca & Fairy of the Lake Steamboats
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Moosehead Historical Society
PO Box 1116, Greenville, ME 04441
(207) 695-2909

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