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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Shipyards

Shipyards The schooner Victory, Hampden, circa 1898Item Contributed byHampden Historical Society Text by Karyn Field The Penobscot River was…

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

Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Wreck of the Sagamore, Scarborough, 1934Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Educator Resources

… From Footpaths to Super Highway Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks People who called Scarborough Home Catch of the Day: Clamming and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Explore the Exhibits

… Highway Click to see exhibit Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks Click to see exhibit People Who Called Scarborough Home Click to see…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

1855McArthur Public Library The Perkins shipyard opened in the 1820's, and by the 1840's it would be one of the most important shipyards in the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding in Biddeford: Lore, Leaders, and Legacy

1910McArthur Public Library Shipyard stamp, Co. Biddeford, ca. 1917Biddeford Historical Society Maine has a long distinguished history of…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 3 of 4

… converted the units to housing for South Portland shipyard workers. Dunstan Observation Post, Scarborough, ca.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Captain Samuel Watts House

Thomaston’s Captain Samuel Watts and business entrepreneur Edward O’Brien both ran successful shipyards.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

… Society Maps from 1855 to 1875 identify shipyards on Water Street under the following names: Robinson, McCallum, Walsh, French, E.

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

As with houses, names of wharves and shipyards continually changed with property ownership. Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item…

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Maine Maritime Museum

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… Samuel Watts were two of the most successful shipyard owners, both of whom were among seven of the nation’s first millionaires during the 19th…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Shipbuilders - 1780s

… of the Creek in close proximity to the first shipyards in the area. Vessels were needed for both importing and exporting goods.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

While there are references to early shipyards and builders, records are nonexistent. By the time Thomaston was incorporated in 1777, several…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Shipbuilding: An Important Early Industry

In Blue Hill some of the shipyard owners included the Holts, the Dodges, George Stevens, and the Hinckleys.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

Morse Shipyard, Water Street, Thomaston, Maine c 1940Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Charles A.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilding

… & Grant Bowen Shipbuilding Hewing Axe, Shipyard. Hallowell, ca. 1850'sCourtesy of Sumner A.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

Shipyards created employment for every trade related to shipbuilding, and Thomaston’s population rapidly expanded as a direct result.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

Nothing is left today to show that a once busy shipyard operated at the end of Newbury Neck, but William Coggins, the shipyard owner, was an astute…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - RESOURCES

RESOURCES PLEASE NOTE: The Biddeford Heritage Project made extensive use of the local newspaper, in its many incarnations, in researching for the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words

The MCHP Experience: In Our Own Words B.H.S. Project ASPIRE Tyshon & Mrs. Doherty prepare to photograph artifacts X "It was wonderful working…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - ABOUT US

ABOUT US Biddeford High School - B.H.S. Project ASPIRE At Biddeford High School, our shared vision is that all students will graduate with the…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - HISTORY

HISTORY of Biddeford...a Maine river town Text by Renée DesRoberts Research & editorial assistance provided by Sally Leahey, Raymond Gaudette…