After languishing at Snow’s in Rockland, a new owner refurbished the George E. Klinck and put her back in service, the final phase being carried out in Camden. There’s a good story here, with many missing details—but with a tragic ending. In March of 1941, this vessel, loaded with lumber from Jacksonville and bound for Southwest Harbor, foundered in heavy seas off Cape Hatteras. The aircraft carrier Wasp rescued the eight-man crew.
This 500-ton coasting schooner was built in Mystic, Connecticut, in 1904.