Myers Lifeboat, Lubec, ca. 1905

Contributed by Lubec Memorial Library

Description

This lifeboat was designed and built by Captain Loring Myers of Lubec, who was once stationed at the Channel Light. There were two hatches on either side that could be locked tight. Passengers would be enclosed inside the vessel and tubes extending above the water were designed to admit fresh air. Instead of being lowered into the water from davits, the boat would float clear in case of wreck or other accident. It is believed that the invention was not adopted by shipping companies due to production expenses.

J.M. Pike is pictured standing in the lifeboat with Campobello Island visible in the background.

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About This Item

  • Title: Myers Lifeboat, Lubec, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Adams, Frank
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Town: Lubec
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.3 cm x 16.5 cm
  • Collection: The Edith Comstock Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

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