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Item 14549

Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner

Date: circa 1901

Location: Camden

Media: Leather

Item 14519

Bench hook used in sailmaking, ca. 1900

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner

Date: circa 1900

Location: Camden

Media: Iron, dacron

Item 14545

Sailmaker's roping palm, 1888

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner

Date: 1888

Location: Camden

Media: Leather, metal eye

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Item 37297

131-137 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier

Use: Office

Item 37293

121-125 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John J Devine

Use: Store & Storage

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Sailmaker's roping palm, 1888

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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Ship Frank F. Curling, Thomaston, 1878

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… complemented the business by establishing a sailmaking business in the Carr O’Brien Block, a building built by O’Brien in 1852 at the corner of…

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Dunn and Elliot's Sail Loft, Thomaston, Maine 2008

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

… of the war, Dunn & Elliot (D&E), established a sailmaking business, making sails for the major shipbuilding firm of Chapman and Flint on the…

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The Overlock House, Thomaston, ca. 1960

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Notable Residents

… the years this building housed various shops, a sailmaking loft, a boot and shoe factory, a clothing factory and today serves as the showroom for…