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Item 14550

Sailmaking seam rubber, ca. 1974

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1974

Location: Camden

Media: Oak

Item 14519

Bench hook used in sailmaking, ca. 1900

Contributed by: An individual through Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Camden

Media: Iron, dacron

Item 14549

Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

Contributed by: An individual through 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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Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855

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…