Title

At close to 300 feet from stem to stern, the CORA F. CRESSY was one of the large

Source

Island Journal

Date

2002

Volume Number

Volume 19

Pages

56-63

Abstract

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.

Subjects

Cora F Cressy (Schooners), Maine Maritime Museum Bath

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