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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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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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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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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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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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Historic Hallowell - Transportation Challenge

The Hallowell Granite works had two large schooners named the Jeremiah T. Smith and the Edward H. Smith. The Jeremiah T.

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

The following year he launched the schooner “Wessaweskeag”, the schooner “Quantabacook” and a brig of an unknown name.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

… major ships that he had built in Thomaston: the schooner Montpelier (named for his mansion), built in 1803 by H.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The "Edward O'Brien", the "Washington B. Thomas", & "Edna Hoyt"

Schooner Edna Hoyt, Thomaston, circa 1920Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society The last large schooner built in Thomaston was the 5-masted…

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Historic Hallowell - Whaling

The name of this ship was the Lively, which weighed 102-tons. “Those that stayed with the schooner until 10 October 1852 went to their deaths”, says…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

The schooner Dispatch built in 1793 is recorded as the first ship built in one of Hampden’s four shipyards.

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

Thomas The Washington B. Thomas was a five-masted schooner of a type called a fore-and-after. A fore-and-after schooner was extremely economical…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VI. The deluge of industrial expansion & immigration (1865-1900) - Page 1 of 2

Around 1861 the first two schooners specially equipped for carrying ice, were loaded in the Saco River with ice cut during the long winter and sent…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - General Henry Knox Museum

Summer teacher institute on the historic schooner Bowdoin X Montpelier is open for guided tours Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day Tuesday…

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

… vessels launched, ranging in size from pinkies to schooners and barges to full-rigged ships called Down Easters.

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

… Lore, Leaders, and Legacy 3-masted schooner towed by tug boat in Saco River, ca. 1910McArthur Public Library Shipyard stamp, Co.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection Schooner Bowdoin, backing off the pier, Wiscasset, 1926 View the Wiscasset's Arctic Connection Slide Show Text…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

… a change of design from square-riggers to schooners to stay competitive. Sail plans were greatly reduced, requiring fewer crewmembers, and ships’…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Expansion

The schooner Dispatch, built in 1793, is recorded as the first ship built in one of Hampden’s four shipyards.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

Kids at the quarry Artifacts found by students at Baird's Quarry Item 67395 infoSwan's Island Educational Society 3rd-5th grade Swan's…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

Kids at the quarry Students exploring Baird's Quarry Item 67390 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Kim Colbeth's 3-5 grade class…