Bark Abbie Carver

This painting of the bark Abbie Carver is in a private collection and was done c. 1875 by Maine artist William P. Stubbs.

A Bosun's Chair

This drawing of a bosun's chair is from the Ashley Book of Knots, by Clifford W. Ashley, published by Faber & Faber Ltd., London, 1946, page 74. (From the collections of Penobscot Marine Museum)

Bark Henrietta

The Bark Henrietta was built in 1847. Captain William McGilvery of Searsport sailed her to Ireland during the Irish potato famine, bringing a cargo of food. There is also a ship Henrietta, built in Bucksville, South Carolina, in 1875 by a crew of Searsport shipbuilders.

Confederate Flag

The flag of the Confederacy, from Flags of the World Past and Present: Their Story and Associations. Published by Frederick Warne & Co., Inc., in New York, 1939. Plate L163.

Breeches Buoy

A view of a breeches buoy from The U. S. Life-Saving Service: Heroes, Rescues, and Architecture of the Early Coast Guard by Ralph Shanks, Wick York and Lisa Woo Shanks (eds.), published by Costano Books, Petaluma, California, 1996. A breeches buoy is a rescue device.

Bark Trovatore

The Bark Trovatore was sunk by a waterspout in the Adriatic Sea in 1869. Travatore is also seen spelled  Trovotore or Trovatora.

Schooner Georgia Gilkey under Construction

The schooner Georgia Gilkey was build in Searsport in 1890 by W. R. Gilkey. She was 158 feet long, with a registered tonnage of 641 tons. She was  named for Georgia P. Sawyer Gilkey, wife of Captain Gilkey and mother of Georgia Gilkey, who grew up to marry Phineas Banning Blanchard.

Bark Willard Mudgett

The Bark Willard Mudgett was built in 1874 in Stockton Springs, Maine. She sank in 1904 while under the command of Captain Frederick Blanchard. Captain Blanchard's father, Captain William H. Blanchard, was aboard. There were no survivors. This is a copy photograph.

Captain Phineas Banning Blanchard

Phineas Banning Blanchard was the son of William H. Blanchard and Clara E. Pendleton Blanchard. He was born February 20, 1879 (at sea on the Bark Wealthy Pendleton) and died March 23, 1962. He commanded the Bark Herbert Black, 1899-1900; the Bark Willard Mudgett, 1901-1904; the Ship Bangalore, 1903-08; and the S.S. Hermosa, 1905. He retired from the sea in 1915 and was associated with Turner and Blanchard Stevedores, Brooklyn, New York. He served eight months in the American Navy during the Spanish-American War.

Captain William H. Blanchard

William H. Blanchard was the son of James Blanchard, Jr. & Mary Young Clifford Blanchard. He was born in1836 and died in September, 1904. He was a passenger on the Bark Willard Mudgett, commanded by his son Captain Frederick Pendleton Blanchard, when the vessel sank with no survivors.


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