Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Launch of the steamer Portland

Yankees Under Steam,  Edited by Austin N Stevens, Yankee Inc. 1970
The sidewheeler Portland was built in Bath, Maine and launched in 1889 for passenger service between Boston and Portland, Me. Nine years later she went down with all hands in the famous Portland Gale which claimed 150 ships and over 400 lives. More here.

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