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ships lost from maine

i have been looking for info on a ship that was lost from maine in the revoultion from bath maine i have old family letters that state Will…

Started by Norman K Mitchell

0 Jan 16, 2012

Ebenezer Hilton II in Falmouth, Maine (now Portland)

In 1766 Ebenezer Hilton was taxed for 1/2 year on a vessel that was a 22T vessel.  At one time I had a document and knew that name of the v…

Started by Merrylyn Sawyer

0 Nov 19, 2011

Schooners of Maine

I just found a note that a Jim Stevens has compiled a list of every schooner built in Maine. He also did research on the history of the ves…

Started by James H. Doore

1 Jul 2, 2011
Reply by James H. Doore

Tales of Sea Serpents

I uncovered that my ancestor was a mate on the Portland schooner, Thomas Waite, in the late 1800's.  There was a fascinating article in the…

Started by Chris Harvey

0 Jun 18, 2011

Joseph Henry Carver

Hi,  I'm trying to track down my great-great grandfather, Joseph Henry Carver. According to his Civil War draft card and the 1850, 1860 and…

Started by Kathy Pappantoniou

0 Apr 13, 2011

Ship Registers and Enrollments of the Custom District of Machias, Maine

There's an interesting article on the NEHGS website titled "Ship Registers and Enrollments of the Custom District of Machias, Maine." The M…

Started by Chris Dunham

0 Feb 22, 2010

Schooner Capt. Cole

Looking for Schooner Capt. Cole of Calais Maine He was dropped off by the schooner HENRY SUTTON in 1906.

Started by Peter Dorr

0 Oct 10, 2009

Porterfield- Yates & Porterfield

I am trying to find any information on the family of Capt Robert Porterfield, born 1816...went to sea at 13 Partnered with Joseph Yates to…

Started by Nancy Porter

0 Oct 7, 2009

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