Contributed to Tremont Historical Society by Nathan Pitts in memory of his mother and father
he stone schooner "Annie and Reuben" was a fixture around Stonington for many years. Built in Bath, ME in 1891 in lumberman Reuben S Hunt's backyard, and named for his two children, she was purchased by the J. L. Goss corporation of Stonington and was used to haul cut granite to Boston and other places along the New England for a long time. Here she is unloading at the Maine Central Railroad dock in Rockland, ME. She was eventually sold to the Cuban sugar trade, in 1943, and went ashore on a beach in New Jersey while sailing south.
Here is a picture, courtesy of Rockland Historical Society, of the launching of schooner "Ruth B Cobb" in 1905. This is from a different angle but you can see the buildings are different from this picture. I thought that steamer was "Monhegan" but on looking closer I can see some minor differences from her. Still puzzling over where this was.
aliceclark J.S.Winslow & Co was established by Capt Jacob S. Winslow, originally from the downeast town of Pembroke, ME. The firm eventually operated the largest fleet of sailing vessels on the east coast of the USA. Winslow Co was involved in the deepwater trade for many years. Capt Winslow was partially retired by 1897 and the firm was in the capable hands of Winslow's brother in law, Eleazer Clark. Clark, in the interest of growing new business talked Percy and Small into building them a schooner, the 4 master "Alice E Clark". She sailed for many years with no problems until she was headed to Bangor, ME with a load of 2717 tons of coal. She went on the wrong side of a buoy at Coombs ledge off Isleboro, struck and filled and sank. Salvage was attempted but that was her final resting place. Winslow went on to build many more schooners, most by Percy and Small, the 6 master Edward Winslow being the largest, also designed by Bant Hanson. Here is the schooner Alice E Clark, where she died in Penobscot Bay.    mcglathery
Wreck on McGlathery Island, off Stonington, ME. McGlathery is an Island off of Stonington, one of many. McGlathery was inhabited at one time. My grandmother spent a lot of her childhood there and went to school on the Island. Ancestors of mine are buried there, and on Merchant's Island as well. The 325 ton schooner "Wavenock" was sailing from Sullivan, ME to New York in 1928 with a load of paving blocks (granite!). She was anchored by the captain to wait out the fog. He decided to move her to a new spot and she struck ledge on Fog Island. The crew took to the boats despite the captain telling them not to. She eventually grounded on McGlathery, as shown in the photo. More photos and the story are at the linked site. Thanks to Capt's Doug and Linda Lee for extensive research on this wreck and story.
crew This is a picture of some of the crewmen aboard the 6 masted schooner "Wyoming" before she was lost in 1924. Compliments of Maine Maritime Academy.