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By age 21, Captain John H. Purrington (1811-1886) of Topsham was a shipmaster. He worked for the McLellans and Pattens of Bath, Mr. Haggar of Richmond, and the Skolfields of Brunswick, eventually becoming a ship-owner and shipbuilder. He commanded vessels including the Amos Lawrence (Schooner), Brandywine (Ship), Sharon (Ship), John Mayo (Bark), Rideout (Brig), S. J. Rogers (Ship) and Sarah Boyd (Bark). Upon retirement he built several vessels at his shipyard near the railroad bridge in Topsham.
About This Item
- Title: John H. Purrington, Topsham, ca. 1850
- Creation Date: circa 1850
- Subject Date: circa 1850
- Location: Topsham, Sagadahoc County, ME
- Media: Daguerreotype
- Dimensions: 8.3 cm x 7 cm
- Local Code: 2008.283.028
- Collection: Vickery-Shettleworth collection of early Maine photography
- Object Type: Image
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