Saturday, December 28, 2013

Schooner Nancy Hanks

Thomaston Historical Society; Tall Ships, White Houses and Elms; Courier Gazette, 1976
Four masted schooner Nancy Hanks built at Thomaston Me. in 1917. Although in the Canadian Maritimes wooden sailing shipbuilding was over, in Maine they were built well into the 20th Century.
Painted white, the Nancy Hanks- named either after President Lincoln's mother or for the race horse of the same name, is beautiful- she looks like a seagull alighting on the water. She met her end 9 years later aground on the Florida Reef.

Shipwrecks of Florida: A Comprehensive Listing   By Steven D. Singer

 and a poster here

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