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Percy and Small Shipyard, Bath, 1902

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Percy and Small Shipyard, Bath, 1902 / Maine Historical Society

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.