Site of the North Ways (1901)

Site of the North Ways (1901) (HMZ4N)

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

N 43° 53.702', W 69° 48.944'

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Two building slips, or ways, were important features of the shipyard. The North Ways were prepared as a second building slip, on land purchased in a 1901 expansion. They measured at least 350' long by 50' wide - the largest wooden shipbuilding slip available in Bath, and possibly in Maine.

The ways were built of oak pilings driven into the soil and capped with hard pine logs: a firm foundation to carry the construction supports, the vessel, and the launching ways.

[Background photo caption reads]
The 4-masted auxiliary schooner Sam C. Mengel,
the only powered vessel built by Percy & Small,
on the North Ways in 1916 or early 1917.
HM NumberHMZ4N
Placed ByMaine Maritime Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 434484 N 4860537
Decimal Degrees43.89503333, -69.81573333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 53.702', W 69° 48.944'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 53' 42.12" N, 69° 48' 56.64" 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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