Keywords: Steam ships
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.
Cliff was a schooner that had competition from steam-powered freighters during the Great Depression. In 1941, the "Zebedee E. Cliff" and the "Maude M.
… huge derricks, and boiler houses to run the steam drills sprang up on the hill. Quarry rails from the quarry dock to the quarry, Swan's…
Over sixty years of steam service, two captains and three ships: the Vinalhaven, Governor Bodwell, and the North Haven, served the needs of Swan’s…