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Name Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Yard
Number of Archive records 10
Number of Library records 6
Number of Object records 1
Number of Photo records 34

Associated Records

Image of Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper clipping from the Boston Traveler, July 22, 1942 with photo of wooden barge under construction at the Camden shipyard.

Image of Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper clipping from the Portland Press Herald, February 9, 1943 with photos of the double launching of the APC 62 and the Pine Tree at the Camden shipyard.

Image of Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper clipping from the Portland Evening Express, February 9, 1943 with photo of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt receiving a bead headdress and the name Ow-Du-Sees-Ul (Princess of Many Trails) from Chief Bruce Poolaw and Princess Wetawaso of the Penobscot tribe. Mrs. Roosevelt and the tribe were part of the launching ceremony of the wooden barge "Pine Tree" at the Camden shipyard.

Image of Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper - CAHC 2006.37

Newspaper article from the Portland Press Herald, February 9, 1943 with photos of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt christening the Pine Tree barge, the barge sliding down the ways at the Camden shipyard, and and Chief Bruce Poolaw, Chief Muskrat, Princess Wetawaso and other members of the Penobscot tribe performing ritual dances to bless the barge.

Image of Invoice - CAHC 2006.37

Invoice - CAHC 2006.37

Expense sheet for the building of AMC 61-110, a wooden coastal minesweeper, at the Camden shipyard during World War II. The total cost was $129,400.

Image of Drawing - CAHC 2006.8

Drawing - CAHC 2006.8

Pencil sketch of Camden Harbor and shipyard by Stanley B. Parker dated June 1942.

Image of Booklet - CAHC 2006.8

Booklet - CAHC 2006.8

Trifold brochure about history of Wayfarer Marine, including map on back of east coast. Includes several sketches by Sam Manning and photographs.

Image of Disk, Magnetic - WHC 2013.1

Disk, Magnetic - WHC 2013.1

Series of interviews with local historian Barbara Dyer conducted between March 2001 and March 2007. The first two interviews with Ellen Dyer, former library archivist, took place on March 29 and April10, 2001 and talked about Dyer's life in Camden. In June 2005 Barbara Dyer gave a 1 hour lecture at the Camden Public Library which was videotaped. She discussed Camden in the 1950s and 1960s. A final interview on March 1, 2007 was conducted by Paige Parker and Philip Conkling to gather material for the book "Where the Mountains Meet the Sea: A History of the Camden Area 1900-2000." Dyer discussed her childhood memories, WWII, and working as a bookkeeper at the Camden shipyard for 44 years.

Image of Blueprint - WHC 2013.2

Blueprint - WHC 2013.2

30 x 36" blueprint of the Camden Shipbuilding & Marine Railway Company yard layout. Drawn by S. B. Parker, Jr. (possibly Stanley B. Parker) on September 21, 1942. Alterations made on 6 November 1942 and 7 June 1943. Scale 50' = 1".

Image of Postcard - WHC 2013.9

Postcard - WHC 2013.9

Aerial postcard view of the Camden shipyard and Sherman's Point. Card produced by the American Art Postcard Company of Boston and titled "Camden-By-The-Sea, Maine."

Image of Nameplate - CAHC 2008.29

Nameplate - CAHC 2008.29

Brass nameplate for the Camden Shipbuilding & Marine Railway, which was attached to the keel of ships built during World War II. Plate is mounted on wooden block.

Image of Book - CAHC 2006.21

Book - CAHC 2006.21

The complete history of ship building around Camden harbor with an emphasis on the Holly Bean Yard and that of the former Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Yard. Numerous pictures are interspersed in the narrative.

Image of Book - CAHC 2006.98

Book - CAHC 2006.98

The complete history of ship building around Camden harbor with an emphasis on the Holly Bean Yard and that of the former Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Yard. Numerous pictures are interspersed in the narrative.

Image of Book - CAHC 2006.98

Book - CAHC 2006.98

The complete history of ship building around Camden harbor with an emphasis on the Holly Bean Yard and that of the former Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Yard. Numerous pictures are interspersed in the narrative.

Image of Book - CPL 2008.51

Book - CPL 2008.51

A photographic history of the vessels built in Camden.

Image of Book - CPL 2008.74

Book - CPL 2008.74

History of the Camden area by local historian. Includes articles on Megunticook River, dams, 1892 fire, Camden Fire Department, lime industry, Ordway Plaster Company, shipbuilding, World War II, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Gilbert Patten.

Image of Magazine - WHC 2011.11

Magazine - WHC 2011.11

Series of oral histories and stories of local residents as interviewed by Camden-Rockport High School students.

Image of Print, Photographic - CAHC 2006.115

Print, Photographic - CAHC 2006.115

Images of the "HMS Director" (1 framed) signed by employees of the Camden Shipbuilding & Marine Railway Yard. It was the first tug built at the Camden Shipbuilding & Marine Railway Yard in 1943 and was used by the British Navy during the war. NOTE: Different signatures appear on each of the two photos.

Image of Print, Photographic - CAHC 2006.37

Print, Photographic - CAHC 2006.37

Photograph of a wooden barge under construction at the Camden shipyard during World War II. Such vessels were used to transport coal during the war years.

Image of Print, Photographic - CAHC 2006.37

Print, Photographic - CAHC 2006.37

Maine Governor Sumner Sewall holds the model of the "Pine Tree" given to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The model was presented to Mrs. Roosevelt by Richard Lyman, president of the Camden shipyard. The 194-foot wooden barge was the largest wooden vessel built in the nation since the 1920s, and was the first of many to be built to relieve the fuel transportation problem by carrying coal. Members of the Penobscot tribe performed ritual dances to give the ship good luck, and the vessel was christened by Eleanor Roosevelt.