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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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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Ships

Ships The schooner Victory, Hampden, ca. 1898 Item 28115 infoHampden Historical Society

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Andrew Smith Store

… a mackerel seiner and was the captain of several schooners. Mackerel fishing declined in the late 1800s, and Smith may have turned to shopkeeping…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society With the best timber harvested, men turned to the sea for their…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

She was an 88 ton, 67 foot two-masted topsail schooner in regular service between the Saco and Boston.

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Historic Hallowell - Captains and Their Ships

What you will find under Schooners, Steamers, Ships, and Tankers: Two informational pieces total, one being on the Henry Reed ship.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Tug "Joseph W. Baker" towing schooner up Saco River, ca. 1910 Item 33694 infoMcArthur Public Library After the closure of the…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Granite and Ice Industries

Sometimes as many as 10 three-masted schooners were lined up, waiting for stone. Stone from the island was used in buildings all over the country.

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Historic Hallowell - Commerce on the Kennebec

… famous Hallowell sea captains, the history of schooners and steamboats, hazardous ice cutting, shipping, whaling, and also the waterfront.

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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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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Coal schooners, Biddeford docks, 1912 Item 27768 infoMcArthur Public Library On the Biddeford side, the earliest shipbuilders…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905 Item 27764 infoMcArthur Public Library Perkins and the other smaller…