Six-mast schooner GEORGE W. WELLS, Camden, 1900

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Description

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.


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