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Object Name Model, Architect's
Accession number CAHC 2006.7
Description Wooden half model of the 4-masted barque "Frederick Billings." Captain Sherman, who lived at 4 Union Street, Camden, Maine owned the boat. The vessel was 2628 tons, 282 x 45 x 29 feet. Master builder was John Pascal & son. Shipmasters were Isaac W. Sherman and Herbert H. Williams. Set on fire at Pisqua, Chile, fully loaded with nitrate, the vessel exploded and sank in 20 minutes on 29 July 1893, though all crew were saved. It was said that the crew set the fires in rebellion due to harsh treatment.

Brass plaque reads:
Four masted barque "Frederick Billings" launched August 11, 1885
Carlton/ Norwood and Company Builders, Rockport, Maine
Date 1885 circa
Collection Camden Public Library Collection
Catalog Number CAHC 2006.7
Subjects Model ships
Search Terms "Frederick Billings"
Carleton-Norwood Shipyard
Rockport
Maine