Deckhouse from steamer Winapie ca.1909

Deckhouse from steamer Winapie ca.1909 (HMZ4Q)

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

N 43° 53.732', W 69° 48.946'

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In 1920, the Percy & Small shipyard did its last significant ship work. The steamer Winapie, built in New Hampshire during World War One, visited for conversion into a tank barge. The shipyard removed this three-compartment deckhouse, which held the wireless-operator's room or "radio shack," an infirmary, and a bunkroom for the wartime gun crew.

The deckhouse was used for decades on the grounds of a house in Bath. Its original flat roof was covered with this peaked roof, but it kept its name of the "wireless shack," and was eventually reunited with its history.

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The Ferris steamer Winapie during her 1920 conversion at Percy & Small.
Note the radio shack at right just forward of the mast.
HM NumberHMZ4Q
Placed ByMaine Maritime Museum
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 434481 N 4860593
Decimal Degrees43.89553333, -69.81576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 53.732', W 69° 48.946'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 53' 43.92" N, 69° 48' 56.76" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 259 Washington St, Bath ME 04530, US
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