Construction of the hull for the S.S. 'Cumberland,' South Portland, 1918

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Construction of the S.S. "Cumberland" at Cumberland Shipyard in South Portland took place on February 28, 1918. Fort Gorges can be seen in the background, on the right.

The ships built by the Cumberland Shipyard were mostly wooden steamers designed by Theodore Ferris, referred to as "Ferris Type Wooden Steamers."

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  • Title: Construction of the hull for the S.S. 'Cumberland,' South Portland, 1918
  • Creator: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
  • Creation Date: 1918-02-28
  • Subject Date: 1918-02-28
  • Location: South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 454/043
  • Collection: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photograph album
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822 x230

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