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Photograph of the schooner George W. Wells at anchor in Camden harbor, shortly after being launched from the H. M. Bean shipyard in 1900.
The Wells was the first six-mast schooner built on the East Coast (preceded by one in the Great Lakes). She was built of wood and measured 2,970 gross tons, register length 319.3 feet.
Built for the coastal trade, the schooner's most frequent cargo was coal. She stranded on Ocracoke, North Carolina, in 1913 and was lost.
About This Item
- Title: Six-mast schooner GEORGE W. WELLS, Camden, 1900
- Creation Date: 1900
- Subject Date: 1900
- Town: Camden
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 21 cm x 25 cm
- Local Code: Neg. No. 51961
- Collection: Photographic Reference Collection, PC-3
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Sailing ships
- George W. Wells (Ship)--Photograph
- Coal trade
- Shipbuilding--Camden (ME)
- Ships, Wooden
- Merchant ships
- H.M. Bean (Camden, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
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