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Item 14550

Title: Sailmaking seam rubber, ca. 1974

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1974

Location: Camden

Media: Oak

Item 14519

Title: Bench hook used in sailmaking, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Camden

Media: Iron and dacron

Item 14549

Title: Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1901

Location: Camden

Media: Leather

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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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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

The history of a town on the northern bank of the St. George River, as told by representatives from Thomaston Historical Society, Thomaston Public Library, Montpelier: the General Henry Knox Museum, and students from Georges Valley High School. Architecture, General Knox, the Civil War, the Great Depression, and the state prison are some of the topics covered.