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

Wyoming Sculpture

Sparred Length (tip of jibboom/bowsprit to stern rail) 426 feet

 
 
<i>Wyoming</i> Sculpture Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Wyoming Sculpture Marker
Inscription.
The white-painted steel structure in front of you is a sculpture representing the six-mast schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden vessel built in the United States. The sculpture stands where the schooner was built in 1909, but somewhat closer to the street because of wetlands protection regulations.

The sculpture is the same size as the original Wyoming. The deck level of the stern above you is 40 feet in the air

This is the first portion of a sculpture that will eventually show the shape of the entire length of the hull, and all six masts.

The original Wyoming was a coastal schooner capable of carrying 6,000 long tons of coal. She was the largest of seven six-masters, and many other vessels, built in this shipyard.

[Background photo caption reads]
The stern of the six-mast schooner Wyoming, seen when the vessel was on the marine railway at Winnisimmet Shipyard, Chelsea, MA. This photograph was taken in later years, when Wyoming's stern carried the home port of "New York" instead of "Bath."

[Sculpture information]
Artists: Joe Hemes & Andreas von Huene

Artists' Design Team: Larry Bartlett, Patrick Carroll, Sam Manning, Ken Martin, Kevin Moquin, Bob Swift

2006 Builders: Reed & Reed, ARC Enterprise, Inc., Bath Iron Works
<i>Wyoming</i> Stern Sculpture and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Wyoming Stern Sculpture and Marker
Corp., S.W. Cole Engineering, Nadeau & Lodge, Pinkham & Greer

Inspired and informed by research and plans done by Ralph Linwood Snow and Capt. Douglas K. Lee. Archaeology by Dr. Neill DePaoli, conservation by Molly Carlson.

Project Donors [not transcribed]
 
Erected by Maine Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 43° 53.696′ N, 69° 48.922′ W. Marker is in Bath, Maine, in Sagadahoc County. Touch 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. Site of the North Ways (1901) (within shouting distance of this marker); Launch day! (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennebec River (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867) (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath Iron Works (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wyoming Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Deckhouse from steamer Winapie ca.1909 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bath.
 
More about this marker.
<i>Wyoming</i> Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
3. Wyoming Sculpture
From stern to bow, taken from the deck of the Sherman Zwicker. South Ways at left foreground of photo.
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 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Schooner Wyoming. (Submitted on January 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Glamorous Six-Masters. (Submitted on January 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Maine Maritime Museum Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Maine Maritime Museum Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 29, 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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