Title

"North by East" piece on the Snow Squall, a clipper ship built in South Portland

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

4-1-1996

Pages

58

Abstract

"North by East" piece on the Snow Squall, a clipper ship built in South Portland in 1851 and abandoned in the Falkland Islands in 1864 after it was damaged in a storm. Marine archeologists brought the bow and a section of the hull to the Spring Point Museum in South Portland in 1987. Last year, the museum ran out of money for a sprinkler system that kept the wood wet and staved off decay. In an experimental effort to save the wood, part of the bow was dried in a surplus lumber-drying kiln at Old Town Lumber Co. for nine weeks, which evaporated more than five tons of water and sterilized the wood. It might be the largest marine artifact ever preserved by drying.

Subjects

Snow Squall (Clipper ship)

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