Contributed by Brick Store Museum
The 735-ton, three-masted Louis V. Place was built in the George Christenson shipyard at Kennebunk Lower Village and launched on 30 August 1890.
The ship was stranded on Long Island, New York, during a blizzard in February 1895. She lay between 300 and 400 yards from the beach and crew members could be seen in the rigging.
Two fell into the sea and disappeared. Two were found by rescue crews frozen to death still lashed in the rigging. Two were rescued, but their faces, hands, and feet were frozen. Only one of these survived.
William H. Squires was the ship's captain.
About This Item
- Title: Launching of the Louis V. Place, Kennebunkport, 1890
- Creator: Kelley, Mabel
- Creation Date: 1890
- Subject Date: 1890
- Local Name: Lower Village
- Town: Kennebunk
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9.5 cm x 11.5 cm
- Local Code: 4075.a
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- George Christenson Shipyard (Kennebunkport, Me.)
- Louis V. Place (Sailing Ship)
- Ships Launching--Maine--Kennebunkport
For more information about this item, contact:Brick Store Museum
117 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
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