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Catalog Number 2014.139.4
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.
Search Terms Edward J. Lawrence (schooner)
Portland Harbor
Subjects Sailing ships
People York, Joseph H. (Captain)