— The Museum in the Streets —The abundant lumber, steam-powered sawmills and stretches of wide, flat beach, Belfast became a ship building center with shipyards lining the waterfront. In 1793, Robert and James Miller built the schooner Jenny Miller, the first of many ships to be built here. Over the years, more than 600 vessels, known for their size, speed and beauty were launched by Belfast area shipyards, and as many as one-third of the local men were employed as sailors or shipwrights. The largest of the yards was owned by Columbia P. Carter who built over 100 vessels. This photograph, taken in 1908, shows the Fields Pendleton shipyard with a ship under construction and three others possibly waiting for repair.
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|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 4:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499717 N 4919430|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42816667, -69.00355000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.69', W 69° 0.213'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 41.40" N, 69° 0' 12.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 31 Front St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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