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Historical Items

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Item 14550

Sailmaking seam rubber, ca. 1974

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner Date: circa 1974 Location: Camden Media: Oak

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 14549

Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner Date: circa 1901 Location: Camden Media: Leather

Exhibits

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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.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

The sailmaking business by the same name remains active today in Rockport, ME. Bohndell House, Water Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item…