All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Four Centuries of Maine Shipbuilding

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Maine shipbuilding, has launched a special section on the industry, and is inviting readers to contribute stories and photos.
400 years ago, a small group of hardy English colonists came to Maine, setting up a colony at the mouth of the Kennebec River. They built the Virginia, a 30-ton pinnace that was the first of the thousands of ships built in Maine.

Shipbuilding has become a vibrant part of Maine's culture and history in the four centuries since. Maine's history includes clipper ships and World War II Liberty Ships; its present includes high-end custom yachts and destroyers being built at Bath Iron Works.

We want to spark a year-long conversation here about those 400 years of memories and milestones. [Link]


At 9:20 AM, January 21, 2012, Blogger Just Sue said...

Will there be a book on the Four Centuries of Main Shipbuilding coming out following this??
I would be very interested if there is.
Sue D


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