Thomas Buttersworth Jr. c.1813. Stephen Decatur was in command of the 44 gun frigate UNITED STATES when he took the 38 gun MACEDONIAN near the Canary Islands.
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James E. Buttersworth, signed, c.1850. The NEBRASKA was one of hundreds of packets (ships operating on schedule) sailing the Atlantic before the Civil War.
Thomas Buttersworth Jr., attributed, c.1815. During the War of 1812, Captain David Porter took his 32-gun frigate ESSEX into the Pacific in March of 1813.
Thomas Buttersworth Sr. c. 1815. Captain Philip Broke drilled and trained the crew of the SHANNON for seven years.
Thomas Buttersworth Sr. c.1815. The War of 1812 was over when the British captured the frigate USS PRESIDENT. But no one knew a peace treaty had been signed.
This study of the bow of the Charles H. Klinck shows the old and the new. Name and paint are worn, and drooping anchors look tired.
Simple and graceful, a dory enhances any scene. Catalog Number LB2008.15.732
This is Elmer Montgomery’s post-war shot of the Bray family and their neighbor Gil Merriam running across Rockland Harbor
From Camden, on June 25, 1938, Donald MacMillan’s schooner Bowdoin headed to the arctic where she’d been voyaging annually since she was launched in 1921.
It’s end of the day at Rockland and the end of the life for the schooner Jennie A. Cheney, built in Thomaston in 1870.
With masts spaced widely apart and shipping a steam driven loading boom, the schooner Annie & Reuben stood out from the other coasters.
Bottom dwelling fish like cod and haddock used to be within the range of small powerboats rigged with baited line trawls.
Cotton seine twine will rot if not put away correctly. Tarring and salting preserved it, but so did winding it on reels so the air could blow through.
Before Ted Lang and his Mainship operation brought in the fill that became today’s Snow Marine Park, this tidal cove became a graveyard for boats of all kinds
The grounded-out lobsterboat may get her bottom painted later in the day after it dries in the sun, but before the evening’s high tide. Catalog Number LB2008.15.417
The steam tug Sommers N. Smith and the steam lighter Sophia formed the backbone of Capt. John I. Snow’s Rockland-based Snow Marine Co.