Edna Hoyt, Five-Masted Schooner, Lubec, 1930

Contributed by Edith Comstock through Lubec Memorial Library

Edna Hoyt, Five-Masted Schooner, Lubec, 1930

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The Edna Hoyt was the first five-masted schooner ever to pass through the Lubec Narrows. She carried a cargo of fish fertilizer bound for New York. Captain Ernest Wallace of South Lubec piloted the vessel. According to newspaper reports, wharves were lined with spectators as the huge ship slipped past the town.

Launched in Thomaston in 1920, she was one of the last five-masted schooners in the world. The vessel suffered extensive damage in a 1937 gale and ended her days as a floating coal barge.

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  • Title: Edna Hoyt, Five-Masted Schooner, Lubec, 1930
  • Creation Date: 1930-03-17
  • Subject Date: 1930-03-17
  • Local Name: The Narrows
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 1 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Lubec Memorial Library
55 Water Street, Lubec, ME 04652
(207) 733-2491

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