Wyoming Sculpture

Wyoming Sculpture (HMZ49)

Location: Bath, ME 04530 Sagadahoc County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 53.662', W 69° 48.945'

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Sparred Length (tip of jibboom/bowsprit to stern rail) 426 feet

The white-painted steel structure in front of you is a sculpture representing the bow and stern of the six-mast schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden vessel built in the United States. The sculpture stands where the schooner was built in 1909, but somewhat closer to the street because of wetlands protection regulations. The sculpture is the same size as the original Wyoming.

This is the first portion of a sculpture that will eventually show the shape of the entire length of the hull, and all six masts.

The original Wyoming was a coastal schooner capable of carrying 6,000 long tons of coal. She was the largest of seven six-masters, and many other vessels, built in this shipyard.

[Background photo caption reads]
The six-mast schooner Wyoming ready to launch on December 15, 1909. Because the sculpture was built close to the street, and because this photograph was taken from a spot to the west of where you are standing, the perspective is different.

[Sculpture information]
Artists: Joe Hemes & Andreas von Huene

Artists' Design Team: Larry Bartlett, Patrick Carroll, Sam Manning, Ken Martin, Kevin Moquin, Bob Swift

2006 Builders: Reed & Reed, ARC Enterprise, Inc., Bath Iron Works Corp., S.W. Cole Engineering, Nadeau & Lodge, Pinkham & Greer

Inspired and informed by research and plans done by Ralph Linwood Snow and Capt. Douglas K. Lee. Archaeology by Dr. Neill DePaoli, conservation by Molly Carlson.
HM NumberHMZ49
Placed ByMaine Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:26am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 434481 N 4860463
Decimal Degrees43.89436667, -69.81575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 53.662', W 69° 48.945'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 53' 39.72" N, 69° 48' 56.70" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 251 Washington St, Bath ME 04530, US
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