The Caulkers' Shed (1899)

The Caulkers' Shed (1899) (HMZ47)

Location: Bath, ME 04530 Sagadahoc County
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N 43° 53.65', W 69° 48.911'

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This workshop was built in 1899 for Charles Oliver and his caulking gang. Here they stored their tools and some of the miles of oakum and cotton yard needed to make vessels' seams watertight. From the steps, Mr. Oliver could keep an eagle eye on his crew at work on a vessel on the ways.

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In this view of the 1908 launch of the 6-masted schooner Edward B. Winslow, the Caulkers' Shed is prominent at the right.
HM NumberHMZ47
Placed ByMaine Maritime Museum
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 434527 N 4860441
Decimal Degrees43.89416667, -69.81518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 53.65', W 69° 48.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 53' 39.00" N, 69° 48' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 247 Washington St, Bath ME 04530, US
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