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Object Name Print, Photographic
Accession number CAHC 2006.36
Caption Deck of the 5-master John B. Prescott in Camden, 1898
Description Photograph showing the deck of the 5-masted schooner John B. Prescott under construction in 1898. The largest schooner in the world at that time, she was built to carry 4300 tons of coal. More than 10,000 people turned out for the launching at the Bean shipyard in Camden. The vessel was 282 feet long, weighing 2249 tons with masts 168 feet tall. The vessel was sheathed in iron to protect it from the ice.

Date 1898
Collection Theresa Parker Babb Collection
Catalog Number CAHC 2006.36.28
Title Deck of the "John B. Prescott"
Place Maine/ Knox County/ Camden
Orig/copy Scanned Copy
Subjects Schooners
Search Terms Camden
"John B. Prescott"
Photographer Babb, Theresa Parker
People Babb, Theresa