Five-Masted Beauty

Five-Masted Beauty (HM14G8)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 25.574', W 69° 0.063'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

A brief shipbuilding boom following WWI put the shipyard owned by the Mathews Brothers woodworking mill back in business. The building of the Jennie Flood Kreger, Belfast's largest and only five-masted ship, was overseen by company president Orlando Frost. Frost's eleven-year-old daughter, Katherine, recorded in her diary the events leading up to the festivities of launch day. On Wednesday March 5, 1919 with a large crowd in attendance, Katherine wrote, "All of a sudden we heard a man shout to some of the people getting off the vessel, 'Get off that plank, get off that plank! She's going! She's going!' Sure enough, there was a grinding, creaking noise and we were moving, actually moving!" Shown in this photograph is the steamboat Golden Rod ferrying guests to and from the ship.
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HM NumberHM14G8
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Marker Number29
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 5:53am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499916 N 4919215
Decimal Degrees44.42623333, -69.00105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.574', W 69° 0.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 34.44" N, 69° 0' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 31 Front St, Belfast ME 04915, US
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