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Item 102856

Mystery Do you recognize any of these men?

Businessmen at the Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1918

Location: South Portland

Media: Photographic Print

Item 102857

Executives at Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1918

Location: South Portland

Media: Photographic Print

Item 13977

Russell Shipbuilding Company yard, Portland, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1919

Location: Portland

Media: Oil on canvas

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Nameplate from the S.S. Lillian Nordica

South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Launch of Doris Hamlin, Harrington, 1919

Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

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Boats on Saco River, ca. 1917

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Boats on Saco River, ca. 1917 Item 31751 infoMcArthur Public Library Between 1780 and 1874, more than 150 vessels were built on…

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Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905 Item 27764 infoMcArthur Public Library Perkins and the other smaller…

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Mariner's Compass, ca. 1850

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Mariner's Compass, ca. 1850 Item 13932 infoMaine Historical Society The first record of the Perkins family of shipbuilders is…