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

The Fitting-Out Pier (1906)

 
 
The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) Marker
Inscription.
At the fitting-out pier new vessels received their equipment and finishing work. This pier had a ramp built into its southern side, to land the large timbers and spars that were floated down the river from the railroad yards.

The original 1898 north wharf was expanded in 1902 and again in 1906, when it grew to about 100 feet square and projected into deeper water. It has been reconstructed to its appearance in the years 1909-1920.

[Background diagram caption reads]
Plan of the Percy & Small shipyard as it reached its final development between 1901 and 1917.

 
Erected by Maine Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 43° 53.686′ N, 69° 48.9′ 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. Kennebec River (within shouting distance of this marker); Wyoming Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867) (within shouting distance of this marker); Bath Iron Works
The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the North Ways (1901) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Caulkers' Shed (1899) (within shouting distance of this marker); Launch day! (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wyoming Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Diagram on The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Percy & Small Shipyard, circa 1900s
3. Diagram on The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) Marker
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 446 times since then and 24 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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