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Swimming at the steamboat slip, Friendship, ca. 1910

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Swimming at the steamboat slip, Friendship, ca. 1910

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Young boys have climbed the gallows at the end of the steamboat slip in order to jump into Friendship harbor. Steamboats used the ramp to load and unload supplies. They used the chains attached to the gallows to adjust the ramp to the appropriate height for each steamboat.

The ramp is located at the Jameson & Wotton Wharf, which served as a landing for steamboats traveling up and down the Maine coast.

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  • Title: Swimming at the steamboat slip, Friendship, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Local Name: Davis Point
  • Town: Friendship
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 12.82 x 18.02
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Friendship Museum
PO Box 226, Friendship, ME 04547
(207) 832-4899
http://www.friendshipmuseum.org

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