Wreck of the "Washington B. Thomas," Scarborough, ca. 1903

Contributed by Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum

Wreck of the "Washington B. Thomas," Scarborough, ca. 1903

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The "Washington B. Thomas" was a five-masted schooner. This type of ship was called a fore-and-after and they were extremely economical in that they could be handled with a smaller crew and could contain more cargo. This ship was built in Thomaston in 1903. It was "the largest wooden sailing ship ever wrecked on the Maine coast."

"A foggy and windy storm occurred and this ship, loaded with coal and bound for Portland, wrecked on Stratton island on June 14, 1903."

From Bruce Thurlow's article about the ship.

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  • Title: Wreck of the "Washington B. Thomas," Scarborough, ca. 1903
  • Creator: Rodney Laughton
  • Creation Date: circa 1903
  • Subject Date: circa 1903
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Slide
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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