|Object Name||Clipping, Newspaper|
|Reference code||US SPHi 2014.139.4|
|Scope & Content||
The six-masted schooner, Edward J. Lawrence. Caption describes the final years of the Lawrence, which burned in Portland Harbor in 1925, a "victim of an illegal still that got out of control." It was the last surviving six-master.
The Edward J. Lawrence was launched on 2 April 1908 from the Percy & Small shipyard in Bath, Maine. She was 320 feet long and 50 feet wide. In April 1925, the Lawrence was anchored in Portland Harbor when a lawsuit was filed against her by a tugboat company for non-payment of services. Remaining there idle for the better part of a year, the Edward J. Lawrence was destroyed by fire and sank off Fort Gorges on 27 December 1925.
Edward J. Lawrence (schooner)
York, Joseph H. (Captain)