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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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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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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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Historic Hallowell - Seaport on the Kennebec

From early April to late November, ocean-going vessels sailed up the Kennebec, forty-six miles from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Steamer "Bangor," 1847

They had not considered the tide -- and the bottom propeller prevented the vessel from getting into Rockland harbor at low tide.

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

George, built a vessel for which there is no name recorded. Eaton, an early town historian, reports the first vessel launched in old Thomaston was in…

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Maine Maritime Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Alonzo Raynes remembrance of trip around Cape Horn

… who went to California in 1849 on the first vessel to leave Maine for during the gold rush. Raynes was quite successful and was a founder and…

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

… Thomaston’s waterfront has seen over 1,000 vessels launched, ranging in size from pinkies to schooners and barges to full-rigged ships called Down…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

… bridges custom house wharves tops of store houses vessels boats rafts vessels masts were litterally jamed." The canoes were labeled on each side…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Atticus: A Fugitive Slave

… and Edward Kelleran of Cushing to repair the vessel Susan (occasionally referred to as the Boston).