The Nightingale clipper ship, ca. 1880

Contributed by Eliot Baha'i Archives


The Green Acre Baha'i School property sits on what was formerly Hanscom's Shipyard on the Piscataqua River. There, in 1851 this famous clipper ship, the Nightingale, was built and launched.

Designed by Commodore Isaiah Hanscom and named after Norwegian singer Jenny Lind, this ship was, for a short time, the fastest ship on the seas. It sank in about 1893.

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  • Title: The Nightingale clipper ship, ca. 1880
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Locations:
    • Eliot, York County, ME
    • AK
  • Media: Transparency
  • Local Code: 14T
  • Object Type: Image

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Eliot Baha'i Archives
657 Goodwin Rd., Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 439-9411

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