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Four-mast bark 'Roanoke' under sail

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Four-mast bark 'Roanoke' under sail

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The Roanoke is setting sail, probably for the first time, off the mouth of the Kennebec River.

This vessel was the largest wooden square-rigger built in the U.S. It had a wooden hull, weighed 3,539 gross tons, was a sailing vessel, and had a register length of 311.2 feet.

She was built in 1892 and owned by A. Sewall & Co. of Bath, and used to carry cargoes around Cape Horn until being lost by fire at New Caledonia, August 10, 1905.

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  • Title: Four-mast bark 'Roanoke' under sail
  • Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son, Bath, ME
  • Creation Date: 1892
  • Subject Date: 1892
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: glass plate negative
  • Dimensions (cm): 28 x 35.5
  • Local Code: Neg. No. 00142
  • Collection: J. C. Higgins & Son Photographs, PC-24
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316

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Roanoke (Ship)--Photograph
Merchant ships
Sailing ships
Ships, Wooden

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