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 <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.
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…