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Contributed by: Brick Store Museum
Date: circa 1850
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society
Date: circa 1917
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.
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.
After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.
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Shipyards The schooner Victory, Hampden, circa 1898Item Contributed byHampden Historical Society Text by Karyn Field The Penobscot River was…
Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins…
Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Wreck of the Sagamore, Scarborough, 1934Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…
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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima