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

Shipyard Owner's Home

The William T. Donnell House

— (1840s, 1892) —

 
 
Shipyard Owner's Home Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Shipyard Owner's Home Marker
Inscription.  
William T. Donnell married Henry P. Hitchcock's daughter Clara in 1860, and bought this house and shipyard from Clara's mother in 1869. The proximity of residence to workplace was unusual. From this house, W. T. Donnell overlooked his shipyard, operating as Deering & Donnell from 1866 to 1886 and as the William T. Donnell Shipyard from 1886 until 1901.

In the 1880s the Donnells renovated the Italianate house inside and out to later Victorian tastes. In 1892, after Clara's death, William raised the roof and added the ell on the river side.

The William T. Donnell House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

[Background photos caption reads]
Views of the Donnell House from Washington Street after the roof was raised and the east ell added.
 
Erected by Maine Maritime Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 43° 53.709′ N, 69° 48.992′ W. Marker is in Bath, Maine, in Sagadahoc
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County. Marker is on the grounds of the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bath ME 04530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transformer House (1909) (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill & Joiner Shop (1899) (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the North Ways (1901) (within shouting distance of this marker); Deckhouse from steamer Winapie ca.1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); Launch day! (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Blacksmith Shop (1897, 1913) (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wyoming Sculpture (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
 
Shipyard Owner's Home and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Shipyard Owner's Home and Marker
Shipyard Owner's Home image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
3. Shipyard Owner's Home
Maine Maritime Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Maine Maritime Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 735 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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