Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 7, Section 2
Chapter 7, page 202-203.
These two vessels are under construction in Bath.
In the mid-1800s, Maine supplied over a third of all the ships built in the United States. Bath was a major producer of wooden ships, and had 19 shipyards along the west bank of the Kennebec river.
The five-masted schooner on the left is the Elizabeth Palmer. The schooner on the right is the Florence Penley. The Florence Penley was launched on March 31, 1902.