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Steamboat Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0835-sc

Scope and Contents Note

A collection of photographs, postcards, and clippings about steamboats sailing in Penobscot Bay, Maine. Included are picture postcards of the Steamer J.T. Morse, the Steamer Norumbega, and the Steamer Pemaquid; 2 photographs of Wilbur A. Morse, shipbuilder in Friendship, Maine; newspaper clippings of advertisements by steamship companies and of stories of steamship accidents; and receipts for freight carried by the Steamer Merryconeag, the Steamer Cambridge, the Steamer Blue Hill, and by the Portland, Mt. Desert & Machias Steamboat Co.

Dates

  • 1858-1945

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Wilbur A. Morse was born around 1853 and was a shipbuilder in Friendship, Maine. He is credited with developing the Friendship Sloop and the design quickly gained renown for its ease of handling and exceptional seaworthiness.

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A collection of photographs, postcards, and clippings about steamboats sailing in Penobscot Bay, Maine.

General

Items in the collection were originally glued in back of a copy of John M. Richardson's book Steamboat Lore of the Penobscot located in the William H. Hahn library.

General

No finding aid - see Special Collections librarian for assistance.
Title
Guide to the Steamboat Collection
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686