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Item 82113

Schooner Elizabeth W. Nunan launch in East Boothbay, July 1908

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society

Date: 1908

Location: East Boothbay

Media: Photographic print

Item 20563

Ship Sam Skolfield

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Brunswick; Harpswell

Media: Photographic print

Item 26297

Baring Brothers Launch, Thomaston 1877

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: 1877

Location: Thomaston

Media: Photographic print

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Launch of Doris Hamlin, Harrington, 1919

Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

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.

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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

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 Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Steamboats

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Excerpt from Henry Knox's wastebook about the launching of the Quick Lime

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

Henry Knox: Shipping Shipping the goods that he was producing was an important part of Knox’s business dealings.

Site Page

Pine Point Boatyard, Scarborough, 1928

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Some ships were built elsewhere, but launched at Dunstan Landing. Such was the Sarah, built by Major John Waterhouse near Scottow Hill and hauled…

Site Page

Wreck of the Sagamore, Scarborough, 1934

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

… and Maritime Disasters of the Maine Coast, the ship was the largest wooden sailing ship ever wrecked off the Maine coast.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer

by Joy Asuncion


My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima