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Blue Hill, Maine - Friendship vessel, Blue Hill, 1907

Friendship vessel, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A sailing vessel named Friendship in Blue Hill.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

From 1845-1856 records show the building of 40 vessels--an average of 3.33 per year. The following eight years (1857-1864) saw only nine vessels

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

These coastal vessels sailed up and down the Atlantic seaboard, through the Caribbean and the West Indies--some even made it around Cape Horn to wind…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… the Edmund and Elisha Perkins yard built 10 vessels totaling 3,695 tons; while the custom house records mention only four vessels totaling 630…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… Public Library It has been said that the first vessel built in Biddeford was a sloop built for Lord Pepperrell at Biddeford Pool in 1696, but…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

A few years ago Rumery’s restored a beautiful three-masted ship from Bermuda, and at its re-launch it was the largest vessel launched in Biddeford…

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

There remains a fairly accurate list of the vessels launched from the shop in the possession of a former owner.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

… uphold Thomaston’s reputation of quality-made vessels. As a new business venture, the firm currently produces solar-powered generators designed…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Captain Hartley died at sea in September 1897, a passenger on board his own vessel, the schooner "Richard F. C. Hartley". He was 85.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

In 1630, long before vessels were actually being built in Thomaston, English ships were navigating the George's River to reach the dense inland…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shaw" was the last large sailing vessel built on the Saco River. She traveled to Barbados on her first voyage and was owned in Biddeford for several…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… Item 31752 infoMcArthur Public Library This vessel, named the "Jere G. Shaw" for a prominent businessman of Biddeford, was launched November…