Interior view of Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, South Portland, ca. 1917

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Interior view of Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, South Portland, ca. 1917

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A worker for the Cumberland Shipbuilding Company sat under a "No loafing" sign at the Cumberland Shipyard in South Portland.

The Cumberland Shipbuilding Company was established in 1917. According to the book "Barrels and Daring" by Patrick C. Dowling (1977), Maine's shipbuilding industry had been dead for about fifty years at that point. Shipbuilders and materials were scarce. Many thought that it would be impossible to revitalize Portland's shipbuilding industry.

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  • Title: Interior view of Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, South Portland, ca. 1917
  • Creator: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
  • Creation Date: circa 1917
  • Subject Date: circa 1917
  • Location: South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 454/035
  • Collection: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photograph album
  • Object Type: Image

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