The Finest and the Fastest

The Finest and the Fastest (HM14FT)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
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N 44° 25.69', W 69° 0.213'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

The abundant lumber, steam-powered sawmills and stretches of wide, flat beach, Belfast became a ship building center with shipyards lining the waterfront. In 1793, Robert and James Miller built the schooner Jenny Miller, the first of many ships to be built here. Over the years, more than 600 vessels, known for their size, speed and beauty were launched by Belfast area shipyards, and as many as one-third of the local men were employed as sailors or shipwrights. The largest of the yards was owned by Columbia P. Carter who built over 100 vessels. This photograph, taken in 1908, shows the Fields Pendleton shipyard with a ship under construction and three others possibly waiting for repair.

The very last sailing vessel, the Blanche C. Pendleton, was launched on May 20, 1920.
HM NumberHM14FT
Marker Number26
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499717 N 4919430
Decimal Degrees44.42816667, -69.00355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.69', W 69° 0.213'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 41.40" N, 69° 0' 12.78" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31 Front St, Belfast ME 04915, US
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