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

Regal Passenger Steamer

 

— The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Regal Passenger Steamer Marker
Inscription.  Steamboats first made scheduled stops in Belfast in 1824, carrying passengers and freight along the coast. The Eastern Steam Ship Company of Boston built the wharf pictured here in 1888. The "Great White Flyer" steamer Belfast plied the waters of Penobscot Bay carrying passengers overnight to and from Boston. Built in Bath, Maine, in 1909 she was 320' in length and boasted a steel hull, triple screws and speed of 17 knots. Carrie Greenlaw, winner of a "Prettiest Girl in Belfast" contest, had the honor of christening the ship with a bottle of champagne at the launching. The ship presented both an impressive sight and sound, her whistle blowing as she rounded the bend into the harbor. The SS Belfast steamed away from the wharf for the last time in December 1935. Her whistle is on display at the Belfast Museum.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location.
Regal Passenger Steamer Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Regal Passenger Steamer Marker
44° 25.549′ N, 69° 0.002′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker can be reached from Commercial Street. The Marker is by the waterfront to the right of the boathouse at the end of Commercial Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Five-Masted Beauty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); On this site (about 700 feet away); The Oldest Manufacturer (about 700 feet away); Broiler Capital of the World (about 700 feet away); Belfast Historian's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Finest and the Fastest (approx. ¼ mile away); A Benevolent Bequest (approx. ¼ mile away); The Great Conflagration (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #30 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Regal Passenger Steamer Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
3. Regal Passenger Steamer Marker
Regal Passenger Steamer Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
4. Regal Passenger Steamer Marker
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By James True, September 1, 2012
5. Regal Passenger Steamer Marker
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By James True, September 1, 2012
6. Regal Passenger Steamer Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 16, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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