Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bath in Sagadahoc County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Mould Loft (1917)

 
 
The Mould Loft (1917) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. The Mould Loft (1917) Marker
Inscription.
Design is the first step in shipbuilding, and it took place in a mould loft. Skilled modelers shaped the schooner's hull in miniature by carving a half-model. They scaled the model's lines full-size on the loft floor, then transferred these lines onto full-sized patterns, or moulds, made of thin wood. The moulds were used to shape the actual shipbuilding timbers.

This Mould Loft was added to the Percy & Small plant in 1917.

[Background photo caption reads]
Schooner Miriam Landis ready to launch, 1919; Mould Loft at right

 
Erected by Maine Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 43° 53.646′ N, 69° 48.958′ W. Marker is in Bath, Maine, in Sagadahoc County. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street. Marker is in this post office area: Bath ME 04530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pitch Oven (1902) (a few steps from this marker); Wyoming Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867)
The Mould Loft (1917) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. The Mould Loft (1917) and Marker
Marker is near the doorway
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Blacksmith Shop (1897, 1913) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caulkers' Shed (1899) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill & Joiner Shop (1899) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transformer House (1909) (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bath.
 
More about this marker. The Maine Maritime Museum is on the grounds of the former Percy & Small Shipyard, which was the last remaining intact wooden sailing vessel shipyard in the United States.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maine Maritime Museum. (Submitted on January 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Wooden Sailing Ship Model Building. (Submitted on January 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
The Mould Loft (1917) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
3. The Mould Loft (1917)
Mould Loft Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
4. Mould Loft Interior
Moulds in the Mould Loft image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
5. Moulds in the Mould Loft
Maine Maritime Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
6. Maine Maritime Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement