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Page 26. MAINE COASTAL NEWS November 2015 HISTORY FROM THE PAST - Bangor Daily Commercial - Early 1900s


Sail area, 13,000 yards of canvas. Number of masts, 4.


Speed, anywhere from nothing to 16 knots when in ballast.


Crew consists of, besides the captain,


three offi cers, steward, cook, carpenter, sailmaker, four boys and 20 seamen. Built by Arthur Sewall & Co., of Bath, Maine, in 1890, at a cost of about $160,000. Not a bad craft for a boy of 21 to command. But then this is an age where years do not count altogether for value.


22 May 1899 Bangor Port News


The PENOBSCOT Arrived on Sunday. CIMBRIA Will Make Her First Trip on Tuesday for Bar Harbor.


Miscellaneous Maritime Matters – Some Recent Freights and Charters. The Boston & Bangor Steamship Co.’s


PENOBSCOT arrived in port on Sunday afternoon on her fi rst trip of the season from Boston to this port, as has been announced in the Commercial, the steamer made two trips to Belfast last week on account of the large amount of freight, the Bangor not being able to handle all the business, and onto the regular route, after having received nearly two months of repairs. The PENOBSCOT looks better than ever after her extensive repairs and is not practically as good as a new boat. Besides having received a complete renovation and repairing she has been considerably improved. The stern overhang has been


carried out several feet, giving her more deck room aft. The gangway on the main deck is now wider than before, while on the saloon deck she has a fan-tail, or standing room. The familiar Indian’s head and other emblems of the PENOBSCOT have disappeared from the paddle boxes, giving place to a plain white surface, on which appears only the company’s initial, B. & B. S. S. Co.


The list of the PENOBSCOT’s offi cers, which has already been published in the Commercial, is as follows: Commander, Capt. Marcus Pierce; fi rst pilot, Capt. Wm. A. Roix; second pilot, Frank E. Brown; quartermaster, Uriah Bowden and W. T. Holmes; purser, John R. Hatch; freight clerk, Eugene Dillaway; baggagemaster, Geo. H. Kennedy; fi rst offi cer, Thos. Birmingham; second offi cer, Henry Jordan; engineer, Fred E. Hathorn; assistant engineer, Walter White; Watchman, I. D. Sears; steward, Harry L. Nevius; assistant steward, Edward Hanson. The New CIMBRIA.


The Bangor & Bar Harbor Steamboat


Co.’s rebuilt CIMBRIA did not make a trial trip on Monday as was expected but will make her fi rst run since the accident at Bass Harbor last fall on Tuesday, when she will go on to the route between this city and Bar Harbor. Capt. Henry W. Barbour, the CIMBRIA’s master, is not in good health at present, so Capt. Geo. H. Barbour, of the SEDGWICK, will go in command of the boat. The other offi cers will be as usual. Fred’k Bennett, engineer, and Henry Gallagher, mate. The SEDGWICK will make the annual


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excursion to dowriver points on Tuesday, for the accommodation of cottagers. She will be in command of Capt. Wm. Crosby, of the steamer GOLDENROD. On Wednesday she will be hauled up for extensive repairs preparatory to the excursion season.


23 May 1899 Bangor Port News


The SEDGWICK’s First Excursion Trip.


Steamer CIMBRIA Returns to the Bar Harbor Route.


Steamyacht AVENEL in Port – Other Shipping Notes of Interest. The steamer CIMBRIA, of the Bangor & Bar Harbor Steamboat Co.’s fl eet, left on Tuesday morning on her trial trip over the route; she is in command of Capt. Geo. H. Barbour, and it is expected that the best will prove satisfactory in every way. She carried a heavy freight and a good sized passenger list and she will doubtless get a cordial reception at all the different landings.


The first excursion of the season


from Bangor, was made by the Steamer SEDGWICK on Tuesday morning when she carried a large party of cottagers to various down-river points. The members of the party made the trip principally to get their summer homes in condition for the summer. On Wednesday the SEDGWICK will begin to receive her repairs. The steamer TREMONT, which has been at the company’s wharf for several weeks was taken across to the Brewer side on


Tuesday morning by one of Ross & Howell’s towboats. She will be hauled up on Stetson’s marine railway within a day or two to receive extensive repairs.


First Yacht In.


The fi rst steamyacht to come to Bangor this season, with the exception of the PRINCESS, which came up for repairs, was the AVENEL, of Boston, which brought a party of fi shermen to Bangor on Monday afternoon. The members left on Tuesday morning for Moosehead Lake where they will spend a week or so. The AVENEL, which was formerly the NAROD, is owned by W. G. Spaulding, of Nash, Spaulding & Co., sugar importers; she measures 127 tons gross, 67 net, 112 feet long, 18 feet beam and 10.7 foot hold and was built in Brooklyn in 1888. She moored at the Maine Central wharf. Among Monday afternoon’s arrivals were the lobster steamer HURRICANE and the four-masted schooner DAVID P. DAVIS, with coal from Newport News for the Maine Central Railroad. The DAVIS will be discharged by Trefethen & Dugan’s stevedores.


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