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Historical Items

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Item 102855

Interior view of Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, South Portland, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 102843

Future location of the Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917-06-01 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 102859

Construction of the S.S. "Cumberland," South Portland, 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Exhibits

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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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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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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.

Site Pages

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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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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…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Tug "Joseph W. Baker" towing schooner up Saco River, ca. 1910 Item 33694 infoMcArthur Public Library After the closure of the…