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Bath in Sagadahoc County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Transformer House (1909)

 
 
Transformer House (1909) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Transformer House (1909) Marker
Inscription.
The Percy & Small shipyard was electrified from its establishment in 1896. In 1909, the Sagadahoc Power & Light Company began delivering higher-voltage power to the shipyard on a separate industrial line. The transformer stepped down the voltage to match the capacity of shipyard motors. Once this system was set up, residents of Bath's south end no longer saw their lights dimming when Percy & Small's mill came on line in the mornings!

[Background photo caption reads]
In December 1909, the newly-built transformer house can be seen at left, just under the bows of the huge 6-masted schooner Wyoming.

 
Erected by Maine Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 43° 53.689′ N, 69° 49.007′ 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. Mill & Joiner Shop (1899) (a few steps from this marker); Shipyard Owner's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Blacksmith Shop (1897, 1913) (within shouting
Transformer House (1909) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Transformer House (1909) Marker
At right of photo. Mill & Joiner Shop in background.
distance of this marker); Site of the North Ways (1901) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867) (about 300 feet away); Wyoming Sculpture (about 300 feet away); The Mould Loft (1917) (about 300 feet away); Launch day! (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 . . .  Maine Maritime Museum. (Submitted on January 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Maine Maritime Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Maine Maritime Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 3 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. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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