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Category: Maritime, Industries, Shipbuilding

Historical Items

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Item 79567

Award to Harvey Gamage, South Bristol, 1969

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: 1969-10-24 Location: South Bristol Media: ink on paper

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Item 79583

Original shed at the Gamage boatyard, South Bristol, ca. 1930

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Item 80765

Gamage Shipyard, South Bristol, 1946

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: 1946 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

Site Pages

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Surry by the Bay - Early Settlement

Early Settlement Copy of Surry and Ellsworth map, ca. 1880Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Border Dispute Originally, Surry…

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Surry by the Bay - Surry Today

Surry Today Home to about 1,300 residents, Surry today is a vibrant town boasting an active, creative, and diverse citizenry, many of whom are…

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Surry by the Bay - Welcome

Welcome Come to SurryItem Contributed bySurry Historical Society Welcome to the Hancock County coastal community of Surry.