Cultivation of silkworms and manufacture of silk thread was touted as a new agricultural boon for Maine in the early 19th century. However, only small-scale silk production followed. In 1874, the Haskell Silk Co. of Westbrook changed that, importing raw silk, and producing silk machine twist threat, then fabrics, until its demise in 1930.
She stranded on Ocracoke, North Carolina, in 1913, and was lost. Schooners were used to carrying cargo in a lot of different environments from ocean…
… into the hot, bright brew, women draped the long strands over lines to dry in the island breeze, creating colorful curtains of blue, red, and green.
The cables, drawn and wound from 400 strands of wire to a diameter of 3½”, were strung across the towers and connected to the anchorages.