Steel four-mast bark 'Dirigo,' Bath, 1894

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Steel four-mast bark 'Dirigo,' Bath, 1894

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Description

The Dirigo was by Arthur Sewall & Co. in Bath in 1894

She was the first steel sailing vessel built in the U.S., and the Sewall shipyard was the only yard in the country to switch from building wooden sailing vessels to building steel ones.

She measured 3,005 gross tons, registered length 312 feet. A. Sewall & Co. owned her until 1915, when they sold her to San Francisco owners. In 1917 she was sunk off the Irish coast by a German submarine.

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About This Item

  • Title: Steel four-mast bark 'Dirigo,' Bath, 1894
  • Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son, Bath, Maine
  • Creation Date: 1894
  • Subject Date: 1894
  • Local Name: Kennebec River
  • Town: Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 28 cm x 35.5 cm
  • Local Code: Neg. No. 00045
  • Collection: J. C. Higgins & Son Photographs, PC-24
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-1316
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