Vessel Histories

Bowker, Captain Francis E. Atlantic Four-Master: The Story of the Schooner Herbert L. Rawding. Mystic, CT: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1986. One of the last schooners to carry cargo on the Atlantic, the Rawding was built in Stockton Springs, Maine.

Bragdon, R.W. The Henry B. Hyde, Down Easter. Bath, ME: DB Publishers, 1998. The story of a well-known Down Easter, that was at various times commanded by five captains from Searsport.

Bunting, William H. Sea Struck. Edgartown, MA: Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society; Gardiner, ME: Tilbury House, 2004. Photographs and stories of square riggers in the 19th century.

Dean, Nicholas. Snow Squall: The Last American Clipper Ship. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House, 2001. The story of the Maine-built clipper ship Snow Squall, built in South Portland in 1851. She sailed until 1864 when she went aground near Cape Horn. Eventually, Snow Squall was brought home to Maine. Includes contemporary photographs, illustrations, and charts.

Lubbock, Basil. The Down-Easters. Glasgow: Brown, Son, & Ferguson, 1929. Stories, anecdotes, records and photographs.

Matthews, Frederick C. American Merchant Ships, 1850-1900. Salem, MA: Marine Research Society, 1930-31. Two volumes giving the histories of 120 sailing vessels.