Last of the Tall SHips
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #97

Shipbuilding flourished up and down the Piscataqua from the mid- 1600s until the this picture was taken. On August 5, 1886, builder William Fernald launched the three-mated schooner "Lizzie J. Call" at Freeman’s Point. Fernald had outlived shipbuilders like George Raynes and Daniel Marcy. His was the last sizeable sailing vessel to come from a private local shipyard in the 19th century.

 

 

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From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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BONUS CLOSE-UPS

Flags on the Lizzie Carr

Crowds at the bow in 1886/ Strawbery Banke Archive

Crowds at the stern 1886/ Strawbery Banke Archive