Home of Clara Pendleton Blanchard

Home of Clara Pendleton Blanchard (HM149J)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.154', W 68° 55.938'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

For 40 years Clara sailed, first with her father at age nine, then with her husband, Captain William Blanchard, aboard 13 vessels in all. She enjoyed one of the longest documented lives at sea and sailed to all parts of the world. Clara was one of five sisters to marry sea captains. Over the next 19 years this seafaring couple had eight children with only one born on land. Four of her sons would go on to become masters of their own vessels. After "coming ashore" in 1904, Captain Blanchard took one last passage with their son, Captain Frederick, leaving Clara at home in Searsport where she would bear her grief. Her husband and son died when the bark Willard Mudgett was lost at sea. Photos show the vessel, Captain and Clara Blanchard as a young couple and Captain Blanchard shortly before his death.
HM NumberHM149J
Marker Number15
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 11:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505386 N 4922142
Decimal Degrees44.45256667, -68.93230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.154', W 68° 55.938'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 9.24" N, 68° 55' 56.28" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 W Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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