Contributed by Maine Historical Society
A woman christening the S.S. "Belgrade" at the Cumberland Shipyard in South Portland on October 11, 1918.
The christening of a ship is a tradition that supposedly brings good luck. Forms of the celebration occurred in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire.
About This Item
- Title: The christening of the S.S. "Belgrade," South Portland, 1918
- Creator: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
- Creation Date: 1918-10-11
- Subject Date: 1918-10-11
- Local Name: Cushing's Point
- Town: South Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 454/097
- Collection: Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photograph album
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Belgrade (Ship)
- Cumberland Shipbuilding Company
- Shipbuilding--Maine--South Portland
- Shipyards--Maine--South Portland
- World War, 1914-1918
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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