Launch of the Elvira J. French, East Boothbay, 1890
Contributed by Boothbay Region Historical Society
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The Elvira J. French was the first four masted schooner to be built on the Damariscotta River. This photograph shows the Elvira J. French at her launching on August 27, 1890 at the W. Irving Adams shipyard in East Boothbay.
She was a centerboard schooner of 902 tons with a keel 176 feet in length and masts 154 feet tall and was built for T.B. Baker of Harwich, Massachusetts. Two or three thousand people were said to have attended the launching, and a ball was held in celebration that evening at the town's newly built Citizen's Union Hall.
- Title: Launch of the Elvira J. French, East Boothbay, 1890
- Creation Date: 1890-08-27
- Subject Date: 1890-08-27
- Town: East Boothbay
- County: Lincoln
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 18.5 cm x 24.25 cm
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Boothbay Region Historical Society
PO Box 272, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
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