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Down East Schooners And Shipmasters

Author: Ingrid Grenon
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614233683
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Nothing is more iconic of Maine than the image of a majestic vessel, masts raised, gliding through the fog on the dark North Atlantic. From the early days of the search for a Northwest Passage to the quest for the mysterious and illusive Norumbega, the history of Mount Desert Island, Hancock, Bar Harbor and the rest of the Down East area has always traveled on schooners. Now, in the twenty-first century, these ships and their heritage are being preserved, and Mainers are sailing aboard them once again. In this collection, author Ingrid Grenon presents the most important and incredible stories from the decks of Down East's schooners, revealing how these remarkable vessels and Down East Maine are tied together.

Art Of Acadia

Author: David Little
Publisher: Down East Books
ISBN: 1608934756
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The Mount Desert Island and Acadia region of Maine has been the subject of artists for hundreds of years and many of America’s most celebrated painters have been inspired here. From Thomas Cole to Richard Estes, painters have captured the exquisite beauty of the island on canvas. Their work has drawn visitors year after year and helped inspire the preservation of its extraordinary natural beauty through the creation of Acadia National Park. This view of the region through the works of talented artists grants a new perspective to our collective appreciation of this unique convergence of land and sea.

Down East An Illustrated History Of Maritime Maine 2

Author: Lincoln Paine
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884485668
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From the first explorers, to the century of ships, to our modern fisheries and diversification, Maine's maritime story is told in engaging detail. Lincoln Paine has laid down the framework for an understanding of Maine's maritime history by relating the population and landscape of today to their historic foundations. This engaging overview of Maine’s maritime history ranges from early Native American travel and fishing to pre-Plymouth European settlements, wars, international trade, shipbuilding, boom-and-bust fisheries, immigrant quarrymen, quick-lime production, yachting, and modern port facilities, all unfolding against one of the most dramatic seascapes on the planet. Down East can be read in an evening but will be referred to again and again. When the first edition was published in 2000, Walter Cronkite—a veteran Maine coastal sailor as well as The Most Trusted Man in America—wrote that “Paine’s economy of phrase and clarity of purpose make this book a delight.” Paine went on to write his monumental opus The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World (PW starred review), but now returns to his first and most abiding love, the coast of Maine, to revise and update this gem of a book. The new edition is printed in a large, full-color format with a stunning complement of historical photos, paintings, charts, and illustrations, making this a truly visual journey along a storied coast.

A Ruinous And Unhappy War

Author: James H. Ellis
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875866905
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An entertaining, well-researched study details naval battles and coastal incursions through diaries and regional news articles on the War of 1812. New England was hard hit by the War of 1812 with Great Britain. The war severely injured the maritime and commercial economy and inflamed the difference in interests between the Northeast and the rest of the country, where agriculture was the mainstay. The author has combed sources near and far, bringing to life a drama that was international in scope? but so local in impact.

The Last Sail Down East

Author: Giles M. S. Tod
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Detailed history of the last of the commercial sailing ships surviving in American waters through the thirties.

Foss Family Collection

Author: Harold G. Foss
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Talks on maritime history (1958-1964) given by Harold G. Foss; notes written on paper from the office of the Eastern Steamship Lines, Inc.; letters, lists, maps, and clippings relating to the Maine Retired Skippers Race, held annually in the Penobscot Bay; "Hard lee, a true salt water narrative", typescript of live aboard the schooner John Paul, an autobiography by Harold G. Foss; narrative The schooner Sallie C. Marvil salvages the schooner Florence Shay; letter (1988) to Charles S. Morgan from a nephew of Harold G. Foss; clipping on the shipwreck of the schooner Harold G. Foss; two copies of article in Downeast Magazine on Harold G. Foss entitled From Shipmaster to Guano Merchant, about Foss's career; article (1975) on Capt. Gerry Purslow with desktop photo of Harold G. Foss; list of framed pictures in the Foss Gallery on the front page of the Mystic Seaport Pilot (1958 July); and materials about the career of Harold G. Foss, including photographs and his appointments as an officer in the the U.S. Navy during World War I and World War II.

A Shipyard In Maine

Author: Ralph Linwood Snow
Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
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Towards the end of the nineteenth century, a new firm was established in Bath, Maine, at a time when established yards in the City of Ships were turning to steel construction. Percy and Small would set unrivaled records for wooden shipbuilding and ship management, launching 22 giant five- and six-masted schooners (along with 16 four-masters) in two decades. Not just builders, Percy and Small also demonstrated an unusual knack for making money as managing owners of a large fleet of schooners, and the stories of their ships are told in these pages in wonderful detail, from the wooing of potential shareholders and the elaborate launching festivities (with one schooner stuck on the ways) to deeply laden coal schooners struggling to stay off the lee shore, daring captains navigating treacherous shoals, and the perils of collisions, dismastings, fires, and enemy submarines. At sea in a storm, a giant six-master heavy with coal needed great strength to survive. Percy and Small developed specialized shipbuilding techniques that pushed the wooden hull to its limits when the rest of the world had turned to steel construction. Doug Lee's meticulously researched construction drawings add immeasurably to the technical information presented in this book. Maritime enthusiasts and modelmakers will find a wealth of information here.