Historic Camden

Aug 03, 2014
Courtesy of: Penobscot Marine Museum/Carroll Thayer Berry Collection

Penobscot Marine Museum has a collection of historic photos by Carroll Thayer Berry, a woodcut artist and one of the founders of Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

Those who have further information about the photo should comment online at knox.villagesoup.com, email news@courierpublicationsllc.com or write Camden Herald, 113 Washington St., Camden ME, 04843.

Readers are invited to submit mystery photos of their own as well, either in person at the Camden Herald office or via email.

Comments (1)
Posted by: GEORGE WESTBROOK | Aug 04, 2014 10:56

Some good info from Maine Windjammer Cruises and another picture of Mabel:

Capt. Swift, chartered the Mabel, a strongly built 54-foot schooner that had been in service since she was built and launched at Milbridge in 1881. The first year Capt. William Shepard of Deer Isle, agreed to go as her captain and his wife as cook. Mabel was quite sound between wind and water, but her tall wheelhouse had to be replaced with a new cabin and the old engine removed. 37 net tons, for many years, hailed from Machias. In her last years as a coaster, was owned by Branscom at Northeast Harbor and skippered by Capt. Freeman Closson of Ellsworth. She sunk off Seguin when under new ownership.


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