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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bath in Sagadahoc County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Site of the North Ways (1901)

 
 
Site of the North Ways (1901) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
1. Site of the North Ways (1901) Marker
Inscription.
Two building slips, or ways, were important features of the shipyard. The North Ways were prepared as a second building slip, on land purchased in a 1901 expansion. They measured at least 350' long by 50' wide - the largest wooden shipbuilding slip available in Bath, and possibly in Maine.

The ways were built of oak pilings driven into the soil and capped with hard pine logs: a firm foundation to carry the construction supports, the vessel, and the launching ways.

[Background photo caption reads]
The 4-masted auxiliary schooner Sam C. Mengel,
the only powered vessel built by Percy & Small,
on the North Ways in 1916 or early 1917.

 
Erected by Maine Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 43° 53.702′ N, 69° 48.944′ 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. Launch day! (a few steps from this marker); Wyoming Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867)
Site of the North Ways (1901) Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
2. Site of the North Ways (1901) Marker
The stern of the Wyoming sculpture and the Sherman Zwicker are seen beyond the marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Deckhouse from steamer Winapie ca.1909 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fitting-Out Pier (1906) (within shouting distance of this marker); Shipyard Owner's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Wyoming Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennebec River (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 . . .
1. Maine Maritime Museum. (Submitted on January 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Glamorous Six-Masters. (Submitted on January 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Percy & Small Shipyard List. (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.
3. 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 386 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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