President Harrison, Bath, 1889

Contributed by Maine Maritime Museum


August 1889 photograph of President Benjamin Harrison and his Secretary of the Navy Benjamin F. Tracy, guests of the Hon. Arthur Sewall, addressing a crowd of onlookers from the steps of the flag-draped Customs House.

This trip was to inspect the conditions of the city's harbor and shipyards.

The encouraging results led to Bath Iron Works pursuing a contract for two steel gun-boats. The contract was awarded and led to the first Maine-built steel vessels.

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About This Item

  • Title: President Harrison, Bath, 1889
  • Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son
  • Creation Date: 1889
  • Subject Date: 1889
  • Location: Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 18.1 cm
  • Local Code: MMM G79.143.419
  • Object Type: Image

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