I.L. Snow Shipyard (now Rockland Marine) in 1913 with the steamers Norumbega and Corinna being repaired and the 150’ 3-masted coasting schooner Tarratine under construction. This photograph may have been taken following the Norumbega’s misfortune shortly before midnight on the 2nd of August that year: the 146′, 304-ton vessel ran ponderously ashore on Clark’s Point, en route from Northeast Harbor to Southwest Harbor, Maine, in a fog. She was towed off by the Moosehead, an opulent and more recent addition to the Maine Central Railroad steamer fleet, and refloated. After another 15 years of service and being resold to the Romance Line Steamship Company, an excursion line in Boston harbor, she caught fire one night in May 1934 while tied up next to the May Archer, another Maine steamer, at a dock in Quincy. Both vessels were cut adrift and eventually burned to the waterline.

The Tarratine was shorter-lived, as cargo schooners often were. Built during the decline of sail-powered commerce and the age of wooden shipbuilding, she ran aground on Saona Island near the Domincan Republic in 1915 with a hold full of coal and was lost.

Rockland, ME

Catalog Number LB2013.21.337