It’s launching day at East Boothbay’s W.I. Adams yard for the 202-foot, 1,114-ton four-masted schooner Eleanor F. Bartram in 1903. The tug Portland stands by to retrieve the schooner after the drags (the lines for which are temporarily rigged on either side) slow her down. She went on to lug coal and lumber, as did most vessels of her type and size, and finally disappeared in 1926 while bound from Norfolk to Venezuela.

East Boothbay, ME

Catalog Number LB2013.21.396