Contributed by Maine Historical Society
On June 1, 1917 the Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photographed its future location in South Portland. Fort Gorges can be seen in the background.
The Cumberland Shipyard was a part of the Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, which was owned by James C. Hamlen. Established to meet World War I shipbuilding demands, the business was a side-venture for Hamlen, as he was already president of J.H. Hamlen & Son Incorporated.
About This Item
- Title: Future location of the Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, 1917
- Creator: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
- Creation Date: 1917-06-01
- Subject Date: 1917-06-01
- Location: South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 20.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 454/001
- Collection: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photograph album
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
- Fort Gorges (Me.)
- Shipbuilding--Maine--South Portland
- Shipyards--Maine--South Portland
- World War, 1914-1918
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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