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The Roanoke is setting sail, probably for the first time, off the mouth of the Kennebec River.
This vessel was the largest wooden square-rigger built in the U.S. It had a wooden hull, weighed 3,539 gross tons, was a sailing vessel, and had a register length of 311.2 feet.
She was built in 1892 and owned by A. Sewall & Co. of Bath, and used to carry cargoes around Cape Horn until being lost by fire at New Caledonia, August 10, 1905.
About This Item
- Title: Four-mast bark 'Roanoke' under sail
- Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son, Bath, ME
- Creation Date: 1892
- Subject Date: 1892
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Glass Negative
- Dimensions: 28 cm x 35.5 cm
- Local Code: Neg. No. 00142
- Collection: J. C. Higgins & Son Photographs, PC-24
- Object Type: Image
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