At close to 300 feet from stem to stern, the CORA F. CRESSY was one of the large
At close to 300 feet from stem to stern, the CORA F. CRESSY was one of the larger and more profitable of the 45 schooners launched from the Percy & Small shipyard in Bath. From its launch date in 1902, the five-masted schooner carried cargoes of coal, steel and ice until the mid-1920s. In 1929, the CRESSY was converted into Levaggi's Show Boat, a Boston restaurant, night club, and legend has it, speakeasy. The long life of the CRESSY made her the sole surviving five-master of her kind in the world. Various pieces of the schooner are now preserved at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.
Cora F Cressy (Schooners), Maine Maritime Museum Bath
Cartwright, Steve, "At close to 300 feet from stem to stern, the CORA F. CRESSY was one of the large" (2002). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 327.
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