Contributed by Maine Maritime Museum
Photograph of launching of the Roanoke at the Arthur Sewall and Co. shipyard in Bath. This vessel was the largest wooden square-rigger built in the U.S.
The ship had a wooden hull, weighed 3,539 gross tons, with a register length of 311.2 feet.
She was owned by her builders and used in trade around Cape Horn until burning at New Caledonia, August 10, 1905.
About This Item
- Title: Launching of the four-mast bark ROANOKE, 1892
- Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son, Bath, Maine
- Creation Date: 1892-09-20
- Subject Date: 1892-09-20
- Local Name: Kennebec River
- Town: Bath
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 28 cm x 35.5 cm
- Local Code: Neg. No. 53995
- Collection: J. C. Higgins & Son Photographs, PC-24
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
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LC Subject Headings
- Bath (ME)
- Economics Industry Shipbuilding
- Economics Trade Merchant shipping
- Maritime Maritime industries Shipping
- Maritime Maritime industries Shipbuilding
- Maritime Ships and boats Merchant ships
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