|Title||Down East, January 1970|
Down East Magazine, January 1970 - featuring an article on the Wyoming, a six-masted schooner. "A Winter Voyage on the Six-Master 'Wyoming'" by John Paul Heffernan.
The Wyoming was the last and largest wooden six-masted schooner ever built. She was launched on December 15, 1909, from the Percy & Small shipyard in Bath, ME. The Wyoming had a cargo-carrying capacity for 6,000 tons of coal. She was a common sight in Portland Harbor. In early March 1924, the Wyoming set out from Norfolk, VA, to New Brunswick with a full load of coal. When a gale blew in, she anchored near Chatham, MA, to ride out the storm. The ship and entire crew were lost; the ship broke apart and some pieces washed ashore several days later. No crew members were ever found.