Keywords: Maritime Ships and boats Merchant ships
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
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.
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.
At one time ships, boats, and smaller watercraft were built in Scarborough, but the town does not share the same long shipbuilding history of many…
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Three of his children became major public figures. Rufus represented New York in the United States Senate; and as a senator, worked on the Missouri…