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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

It is diabolical.” Pinky Ship, Belfast, ca. 1880Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Dr.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

… a protected port and local sea captains needing ships for fishing and trade presented a perfect opportunity for building ships.

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

… and Maritime Disasters of the Maine Coast, the ship was the largest wooden sailing ship ever wrecked off the Maine coast.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 1 of 4

Clams were shipped to the factory from all over the east coast. In 1883 Burnham & Morrill and other companies canned and shipped 3,000 to 8,000…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… of Garrison Cove, the settlers lived aboard their ship. The following August they were besieged by five hundred French and their Indian allies led…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 1 of 4

Early 1600s ships' logs had accounts of fishing and fur trading along the coast. Fish, particularly cod, was abundant and a very profitable commodity…

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

The men who built the ships were paid only for the days that they worked. If one of the men needed a rowboat to go to his home at Morgan's Bay or…

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

At home some worked on Liberty ships at the shipyard in South Portland. Frances Libbey, a Scarborough teacher, wrote to local servicemen and…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - People Who Called Scarborough Home - Page 2 of 4

… war, he was particularly concerned with coastal shipping and defenses in the District of Maine. Noting the hardships Maine had suffered, he began a…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

Bayley’s shipped lobsters to the Fulton Fish Market in New York City and provided lobster meat to many Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Scarborough…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… the Civil War, the Oak Hill station was a busy shipping point for horses and livestock for the Union Army.(6) Scarboro Beach Railroad Station…

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Surry by the Bay - Sawmills of Cunningham Ridge

… Historical Society From the coveted tall pine for ships' masts to the coastal cedar for shingles, Maine's forest land has been the source of the…