Launch of the Babboosic
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Babboosic Launch 1918 / Strawbery Banke Museum Strawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #47

In January 1918 the Atlantic Corporation began building ten steel ships of 8,800 tons each on the site of a failed paper factory. The first ship was launched just a year later and the Babboosic (shown) followed. The company also built an entire village called Atlantic Heights with 256 units with federal funds to house its workers. The shipyard closed in1920.

 

 

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Babboosic at Atlantic Shipping Launch #2 of 10 ships

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Ship Launch 1919, Portsmouth, NH

Piscataqua River Atlantic Corporation 1919 Detail

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