Contributed by Maine Maritime Museum
August 1889 photograph of President Benjamin Harrison and his Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy, guests of the Hon. Arthur Sewall, addressing a crowd of onlookers from the steps of the flag-draped Customs House.
This trip was to inspect the conditions of the city's harbor and shipyards.
The encouraging results led to Bath Iron Works pursuing a contract for two steel gun-boats. The contract was awarded and led to the first Maine-built steel vessels.
About This Item
- Title: President Harrison, Bath, 1889
- Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son
- Creation Date: 1889
- Subject Date: 1889
- Town: Bath
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 18.1 cm
- Local Code: MMM G79.143.419
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Architecture, Italian
- Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901
- United States. President (1889-1893 : Harrison)
- Visits of state--Maine--Bath
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
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