With masts spaced widely apart and shipping a steam driven loading boom, the schooner Annie & Reuben stood out from the other coasters. Her cargo was mostly granite, quarried locally. To retain stability under sail, the granite blocks had to be placed low. Here, the cargo is being hoisted out of her hold through the open hatch. Built in Bath in 1891, by this photograph, she’d been working almost fifty years.

Catalog Number LB2008.15.534