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Historical Items

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Item 99324

Launching of schooner "Theoline #1," Belfast, 1900

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 7467

Launching of the four-mast bark ROANOKE, 1892

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: 1892-09-20 Location: Bath Media: Glass Negative

Item 101265

William Ellery on shipping fees, Newport, Rhode Island, 1789

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1789-08-29 Location: Newport Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

… to Peter Dow Bachelder in his book Ships and Maritime Disasters of the Maine Coast, the ship was the largest wooden sailing ship ever wrecked off…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Salmon industry

Salmon industry Salmon pens off Swan's Island, ca. 1990Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Swan’s Island was home to an…