The Growth of Ship Building

The Growth of Ship Building (HMVEU)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.532', W 68° 55.329'

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Isaac Carver

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Until 1800, Settlers in the area were occupied in establishing themselves on the land. At the same time trade up and down the coast and with Massachusetts was by water in sloops and small schooners. These coastal farmers were as much coastwise sailors as they were farmers. The trade in fish and wood and the surplus of their farms would soon show them the value of building, owning and operating their own vessels. Isaac and Hannah Carver had 11 children. All seven of the male children, with the exception of one who died, grew up to become sea captains. One also became a boat builder. The Carver shipyard which was located across the street from this house produced its first schooner in 1824, the last in 1882.
Marker Number16
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 506193 N 4922843
Decimal Degrees44.45886667, -68.92215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.532', W 68° 55.329'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 31.92" N, 68° 55' 19.74" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-13 Mortland Rd, Searsport ME 04974, US
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