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Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Five-Masted Beauty

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, September 1, 2012
1. Five-Masted Beauty Marker
Inscription. A brief shipbuilding boom following WWI put the shipyard owned by the Mathews Brothers woodworking mill back in business. The building of the Jennie Flood Kreger, Belfast's largest and only five-masted ship, was overseen by company president Orlando Frost. Frost's eleven-year-old daughter, Katherine, recorded in her diary the events leading up to the festivities of launch day. On Wednesday March 5, 1919 with a large crowd in attendance, Katherine wrote, "All of a sudden we heard a man shout to some of the people getting off the vessel, 'Get off that plank, get off that plank! She's going! She's going!' Sure enough, there was a grinding, creaking noise and we were moving, actually moving!" Shown in this photograph is the steamboat Golden Rod ferrying guests to and from the ship.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 29.)
 
Location. 44° 25.574′ N, 69° 0.063′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker can be reached from Front Street. Click for map. The Marker is by the waterfront in the park below Front Street, northwest of Commercial Street. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Five-Masted Beauty Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Five-Masted Beauty Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Regal Passenger Steamer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this site (about 400 feet away); The Oldest Manufacturer (about 400 feet away); Broiler Capital of the World (about 400 feet away); The Finest and the Fastest (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Conflagration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Albert W. Stevens (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Benevolent Bequest (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #29 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Five-Masted Beauty Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, September 1, 2012
3. Five-Masted Beauty Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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