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15294Cimbria - Passenger Steamer
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13083Eastern Steamship Company and Wharf at Belfast
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  • Businesses, Transportation Business
  • Structures, Transportation, Marine Landing, Wharf, Steamboat Wharf
  • Belfast ME
13791Casco Bay Steamship Company
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  • Businesses, Transportation Business
  • Vessels, Steamboat
15093Yarmouth - S.S. Yarmouth - Steamship
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  • Vessels, Steamboat
“The “Yarmouth,” said to be the finest and fastest sea-going steamer owned in the Dominion of Canada, is 1,432 tons gross; was built at the Clyde by A. MacMillan & Son, in the early part of 1887, for £24,000 sterling; is of 2,200 horse-power, lighted by electricity, steered by steam-power; has the other modern improvements, and berths for 350 passengers. Already a favorite with the traveling public, this steamer makes semi-weekly trips between Yarmouth and Boston,: can make the passage, 240 miles, in 15 hours, but ordinarily occupies 16 to 17 hours. The “Yarmouth” is in charge of Capt. Harvey Doane, whose twenty years’ experience in steamers running to Yarmouth entitles him to the utmost confidence; and he is ably seconded by Capt. Samuel F. Stanwood, now acting pilot.” – “Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: A Sequel to Campbell’s History” by George S. Brown, Rand Avery Company, Printers, Boston, p. 505 – 1888. Photographer Henry L. Rand traveled from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Boston, Massachusetts on the “Yarmouth” arriving on July 26, 1894.
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“The “Yarmouth,” said to be the finest and fastest sea-going steamer owned in the Dominion of Canada, is 1,432 tons gross; was built at the Clyde by A. MacMillan & Son, in the early part of 1887, for £24,000 sterling; is of 2,200 horse-power, lighted by electricity, steered by steam-power; has the other modern improvements, and berths for 350 passengers. Already a favorite with the traveling public, this steamer makes semi-weekly trips between Yarmouth and Boston,: can make the passage, 240 miles, in 15 hours, but ordinarily occupies 16 to 17 hours. The “Yarmouth” is in charge of Capt. Harvey Doane, whose twenty years’ experience in steamers running to Yarmouth entitles him to the utmost confidence; and he is ably seconded by Capt. Samuel F. Stanwood, now acting pilot.” – “Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: A Sequel to Campbell’s History” by George S. Brown, Rand Avery Company, Printers, Boston, p. 505 – 1888. Photographer Henry L. Rand traveled from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia to Boston, Massachusetts on the “Yarmouth” arriving on July 26, 1894. [show more]
14642J.T. Morse - Side-Wheel Steamer
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"The "J.T. Morse" was the last of the picturesque fleet of sidewheelers whose gleaming white hulls and long foaming white wakes were once such a decorative part of the Maine scene, set in the blue of Penobscot Bay against the green background of the mountains and the wooded offshore islands. The vessel was designed specifically for the Rockland-Bar Harbor Line, connecting the overnight Boston-to-Bangor steamers at Rockland. She was ordered as a replacement for the sidewheeler "Mount Desert," built at Bath in 1879, which by the turn of the century had become too small to handle the growing summer passenger and freight business…" "The "Morse" ran her last regular season in Maine in 1931…Steamer patronage had dwindled because of the competition from the automobile, and it was no longer profitable to operate her…" - Penobscot Bay, Mount Desert and Eastport Steamboat Album by Allie Ryan, p. 6 to 11 - 1972. These six pages tell the complete story of the "J.T. Morse."
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"The "J.T. Morse" was the last of the picturesque fleet of sidewheelers whose gleaming white hulls and long foaming white wakes were once such a decorative part of the Maine scene, set in the blue of Penobscot Bay against the green background of the mountains and the wooded offshore islands. The vessel was designed specifically for the Rockland-Bar Harbor Line, connecting the overnight Boston-to-Bangor steamers at Rockland. She was ordered as a replacement for the sidewheeler "Mount Desert," built at Bath in 1879, which by the turn of the century had become too small to handle the growing summer passenger and freight business…" "The "Morse" ran her last regular season in Maine in 1931…Steamer patronage had dwindled because of the competition from the automobile, and it was no longer profitable to operate her…" - Penobscot Bay, Mount Desert and Eastport Steamboat Album by Allie Ryan, p. 6 to 11 - 1972. These six pages tell the complete story of the "J.T. Morse." [show more]
15947Solace - Steam Launch
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14442Norumbega - Passenger Steamer
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14638Moosehead - Passenger Steamer
Mayflower - Passenger Steamer
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"At the end of the first decade of the century management of the Maine Central Railroad decided it wanted more class and more power for its Mt. Desert Ferry steamers and directed Bath Iron Works to produce two vessels meeting these qualifications. They were the twin steamers, "Moosehead" and "Rangeley," both 185 feet long and named after two of Maine's largest lakes. "Moosehead came out first in 1911, with two triple expansion engines that could produce 2350 horsepower and give Bar Harbor rusticators a thrilling ride…" "During World War I, "Moosehead" was taken over by the Navy, but after the war returned to civilian service under the name first of "Porpoise" and later "Mayflower," running between New York and Bridgeport, Connecticut…" - Penobscot Bay, Mount Desert and Eastport Steamboat Album by Allie Ryan, p. 5 & 32 - 1972.
Moosehead - Passenger Steamer
Mayflower - Passenger Steamer
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"At the end of the first decade of the century management of the Maine Central Railroad decided it wanted more class and more power for its Mt. Desert Ferry steamers and directed Bath Iron Works to produce two vessels meeting these qualifications. They were the twin steamers, "Moosehead" and "Rangeley," both 185 feet long and named after two of Maine's largest lakes. "Moosehead came out first in 1911, with two triple expansion engines that could produce 2350 horsepower and give Bar Harbor rusticators a thrilling ride…" "During World War I, "Moosehead" was taken over by the Navy, but after the war returned to civilian service under the name first of "Porpoise" and later "Mayflower," running between New York and Bridgeport, Connecticut…" - Penobscot Bay, Mount Desert and Eastport Steamboat Album by Allie Ryan, p. 5 & 32 - 1972. [show more]
14482Liberty - Sightseeing Boat
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15841Kronprinzessin Cecilie - Steamship
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Last of four ships of the Kaiser class, she was also the last German ship to have been built with four funnels. She was engaged in transatlantic service between her homeport of Bremen and New York until the outbreak of World War I when she sought safety at Bar Harbor. She was carrying c. $10,000,000 in gold and $3,400,000 in silver. "One morning in the summer of 1914 my husband got up and looked out the window, then called me and said in a tone of utter amazement, “There’s an ocean liner in the harbor.” Everyone knows the story of the "Kronprinzessin Cecile," how the news of the war had overtaken her in mid-ocean with her cargo of $10 million in American gold and a full complement of 1200 passengers…" - "Only in Maine: Selections from Down East Magazine," edited by Duane Doolittle, foreword by John Gould, “Old Bar Harbor Days” chapter by Marian L. Peabody, Downeast Enterprise Incorporated, Camden, Maine, 1969, p. 244.
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Last of four ships of the Kaiser class, she was also the last German ship to have been built with four funnels. She was engaged in transatlantic service between her homeport of Bremen and New York until the outbreak of World War I when she sought safety at Bar Harbor. She was carrying c. $10,000,000 in gold and $3,400,000 in silver. "One morning in the summer of 1914 my husband got up and looked out the window, then called me and said in a tone of utter amazement, “There’s an ocean liner in the harbor.” Everyone knows the story of the "Kronprinzessin Cecile," how the news of the war had overtaken her in mid-ocean with her cargo of $10 million in American gold and a full complement of 1200 passengers…" - "Only in Maine: Selections from Down East Magazine," edited by Duane Doolittle, foreword by John Gould, “Old Bar Harbor Days” chapter by Marian L. Peabody, Downeast Enterprise Incorporated, Camden, Maine, 1969, p. 244. [show more]
13888Forest City - Sidewheel Walking Beam Passenger Steamer
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13792Emita - Passenger Steamer
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  • Vessels, Steamboat
15365S.S. Columbia - Auxiliary Sail Passenger Steamship
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“It can be appropriately said of the new and magnificent steamship Columbia, of the Hamburg Line, that she is a "gem of the ocean." The accounts of her remarkably fast runs continue to be published in leading journals at home and abroad...” Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 42 Information from various sources including Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping.
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“It can be appropriately said of the new and magnificent steamship Columbia, of the Hamburg Line, that she is a "gem of the ocean." The accounts of her remarkably fast runs continue to be published in leading journals at home and abroad...” Source: Ocean: Magazine of Travel, Vol. III, No. 2, September 1889, Page 42 Information from various sources including Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping.
14389City of Rockland - Sidewheel Steamer
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15091Adelita II - Steam Yacht
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  • Vessels, Steamboat
“Mr. F.H. Peabody, of Boston, owner of the old “Adelita,” built a larger steam yacht, and gave it the name of the “Adelita.” It is of wood, and was launched late last year from the yard of D.J. Lawlor, of East Boston. She is 95 feet over all, 80 feet on water line, and 16 feet beam. Her engines are of the compound inverted type, 22 1/2 and 15 inches by 14 inches stroke, is fitted with a steel boiler, 7 feet 6 inches by 9 feet.” – “A Chronological History of the Origin and Development of Steam Navigation” by George Henry Preble and John Lipton Lochhead, published by L.R. Hamersly, 1883.
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“Mr. F.H. Peabody, of Boston, owner of the old “Adelita,” built a larger steam yacht, and gave it the name of the “Adelita.” It is of wood, and was launched late last year from the yard of D.J. Lawlor, of East Boston. She is 95 feet over all, 80 feet on water line, and 16 feet beam. Her engines are of the compound inverted type, 22 1/2 and 15 inches by 14 inches stroke, is fitted with a steel boiler, 7 feet 6 inches by 9 feet.” – “A Chronological History of the Origin and Development of Steam Navigation” by George Henry Preble and John Lipton Lochhead, published by L.R. Hamersly, 1883. [show more]
13405Steamboat Wharf at Southwest Harbor
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  • Structures, Transportation, Marine Landing, Wharf, Steamboat Wharf
  • Southwest Harbor
  • 184 Clark Point Road
“Summer tourists who enter Mount Desert by the way of South-west Harbor are liable to receive very unfavorable impressions of this beautiful island. While approaching the shore, the most charming views are obtained, but after the first salutation their majesties the mountains become shy, and when the steamer reaches the pier they are wholly lost to sight. On landing, an ancient, fish-like smell is found to pervade the air around the dock in the vicinity of the lobster-boiling establishment, while the general aspect of the place is hardly inviting. By crossing the harbor to the Ocean House, the view of the mountains may indeed be regained, yet the prospect from the east side is tame.” - Rambles in Mount Desert With Sketches of Travel on The New-England Coast by B.F. DeCosta, p. 45 - 1871
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“Summer tourists who enter Mount Desert by the way of South-west Harbor are liable to receive very unfavorable impressions of this beautiful island. While approaching the shore, the most charming views are obtained, but after the first salutation their majesties the mountains become shy, and when the steamer reaches the pier they are wholly lost to sight. On landing, an ancient, fish-like smell is found to pervade the air around the dock in the vicinity of the lobster-boiling establishment, while the general aspect of the place is hardly inviting. By crossing the harbor to the Ocean House, the view of the mountains may indeed be regained, yet the prospect from the east side is tame.” - Rambles in Mount Desert With Sketches of Travel on The New-England Coast by B.F. DeCosta, p. 45 - 1871 [show more]
15832Boston Floating Hospital - Steamer
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15815Agnes - Steam Passenger Launch
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  • Vessels, Steamboat
14395Camden - Passenger Steamer
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15292S.S. Cimbria - Steamship
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"September 9, 1878 - Fine day with a nice breeze. The "Cimbria" is getting ready to leave Southwest Harbor where she has rode at her anchors 4 months and 12 days. Probably she will never enter it again." "At a quarter to 4 o'clock the big gun flashes from her bows, the anchor is away - 3 cheers are given. She turns and steams slowly out of the Eastern Way." - Day Book of Elizabeth Cook (Carroll) Lawler - In the collection of Robert Lindsay Smallidge, Jr.
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"September 9, 1878 - Fine day with a nice breeze. The "Cimbria" is getting ready to leave Southwest Harbor where she has rode at her anchors 4 months and 12 days. Probably she will never enter it again." "At a quarter to 4 o'clock the big gun flashes from her bows, the anchor is away - 3 cheers are given. She turns and steams slowly out of the Eastern Way." - Day Book of Elizabeth Cook (Carroll) Lawler - In the collection of Robert Lindsay Smallidge, Jr. [show more]
15220Atlanta - Auxiliary Sail Steamer
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15092Katahdin - Side-wheel Steamer
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Built by and/or owned by The Sanford Steamship Co.
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Built by and/or owned by The Sanford Steamship Co.
15017Chicago - Auxiliary Sail Steamer
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15018Olivette - Auxiliary Sail Steamer
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“In 1888 the Plant Railroad and Steamship Co. of Florida endeavored to find summer work for its fine steel screw steamer “Olivette” (which in the winter plied between Port Tampa, Key West, Fla., and Havana) by sending her to Boston in June of that year to open a new and direct line from that place to Bar Harbor. The “Olivette,” built by William Cramp and Co. at Philadelphia, was launched on Feb. 16, 1887. She was in reality a small ocean steamer and a far better sea boat than anything then or since running to the coast of Maine. Richardson and Barnard, 20 Atlantic avenue, were the Boston agents, and Albert Bee acted in the same capacity in Bar Harbor. Her schedule was as follows: From Boston every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 6 P.M., arriving at Bar Harbor the next morning at 7, with the regularity of clockwork. Returning, the “Olivette” left Bar Harbor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6 P.M., due in Boston at 7 the next morning. To keep up this timetable meant a speed of nearly 18 knots an hour,, fog or no fog but this she did, and with only one accident, when in 1888, in a fog, she ran into the schooner “Edward H. Blake,” loaded with ice and lumber, cut her in two and sank her, and with not the slightest injury to herself. Capt. James McKay (now superintendent of the U.S Transport service at Jacksonville, Fla.), who commanded the “Olivette” during all the years she ran to Bar Harbor, considers it one of the most wonderful accidents he ever heard of, for at the time of the collision the schooner was only 17 days old.” - “Some Account of Steam Navigation in New England” by Francis Boardman Crowninshield Bradlee, The Essex Institute, p. 110-111 – 1920. "Steamer, Olivette, collides with the schooner, Edward H. Blake, launched two weeks before at Millbridge. Loaded with 1017 tons of ice and 102,000 feet of spruce lumber, the Blake was cut completely in two. The crew and passengers were saved. Captain was George E. Smith of Bangor...Collision happened off Matinicus. The Blake was struck between mizzen mast and cabin. The vessel was taken to Orrington to be repaired." - July 17, 1890 - The Bar Harbor Record or Times. As the “Olivette” was luxuriously fitted up with modern convenience, she naturally enjoyed the cream the passenger and express traffic; she remained on line up to 1891 inclusive, and was fought off by the persistent hostility of the Maine Central Railroad. Then she was placed by her owners on the Boston-Halifax, N.S. route running (in the summer) for many years connection with other steamers. The “Olivette’ was totally lost on the north coast of Cuba in January, 1918.” - “Some Account of Steam Navigation in New England” by Francis Boardman Crowninshield Bradlee, The Essex Institute, p. 110-111 - 1920.
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“In 1888 the Plant Railroad and Steamship Co. of Florida endeavored to find summer work for its fine steel screw steamer “Olivette” (which in the winter plied between Port Tampa, Key West, Fla., and Havana) by sending her to Boston in June of that year to open a new and direct line from that place to Bar Harbor. The “Olivette,” built by William Cramp and Co. at Philadelphia, was launched on Feb. 16, 1887. She was in reality a small ocean steamer and a far better sea boat than anything then or since running to the coast of Maine. Richardson and Barnard, 20 Atlantic avenue, were the Boston agents, and Albert Bee acted in the same capacity in Bar Harbor. Her schedule was as follows: From Boston every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, at 6 P.M., arriving at Bar Harbor the next morning at 7, with the regularity of clockwork. Returning, the “Olivette” left Bar Harbor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6 P.M., due in Boston at 7 the next morning. To keep up this timetable meant a speed of nearly 18 knots an hour,, fog or no fog but this she did, and with only one accident, when in 1888, in a fog, she ran into the schooner “Edward H. Blake,” loaded with ice and lumber, cut her in two and sank her, and with not the slightest injury to herself. Capt. James McKay (now superintendent of the U.S Transport service at Jacksonville, Fla.), who commanded the “Olivette” during all the years she ran to Bar Harbor, considers it one of the most wonderful accidents he ever heard of, for at the time of the collision the schooner was only 17 days old.” - “Some Account of Steam Navigation in New England” by Francis Boardman Crowninshield Bradlee, The Essex Institute, p. 110-111 – 1920. "Steamer, Olivette, collides with the schooner, Edward H. Blake, launched two weeks before at Millbridge. Loaded with 1017 tons of ice and 102,000 feet of spruce lumber, the Blake was cut completely in two. The crew and passengers were saved. Captain was George E. Smith of Bangor...Collision happened off Matinicus. The Blake was struck between mizzen mast and cabin. The vessel was taken to Orrington to be repaired." - July 17, 1890 - The Bar Harbor Record or Times. As the “Olivette” was luxuriously fitted up with modern convenience, she naturally enjoyed the cream the passenger and express traffic; she remained on line up to 1891 inclusive, and was fought off by the persistent hostility of the Maine Central Railroad. Then she was placed by her owners on the Boston-Halifax, N.S. route running (in the summer) for many years connection with other steamers. The “Olivette’ was totally lost on the north coast of Cuba in January, 1918.” - “Some Account of Steam Navigation in New England” by Francis Boardman Crowninshield Bradlee, The Essex Institute, p. 110-111 - 1920. [show more]
14770Portland - Passenger Steamer
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