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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

The scow schooner, which used a schooner rig on a flat-bottomed, blunt-ended scow hull, was popular in North America for coastal and river transport.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

… Early in the century, boat builders built coastal schooners and barges in Warren, north of Thomaston, for transport and trade.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Caring For Our Families and Friends

… its boat Sunbeam, the Mission “aids the (Maine coastal or island) town or plantation in finding and supporting a nurse or physician” including…

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

… 1897, despite near-zero visibility, the coastal schooner Howard H. Middleton was under full sail as it approached Portland.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

… similar patterns of use in other areas of the coastal Northeast. Perry Westbrook states in his Biography of an Island that the Malecite…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Harbor Cottage, The Old Ell (“Mame’s House”), and the Big Barn

… his father John II, made his living coasting as a schooner captain, logging Savage family land, loading his schooners with lumber and trading in…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… ships but most were two-masted brigs and schooners for the coastal trade. Captain Candage, one of 52 Blue Hill ship captains of the era, went to…