USS Marion Enters Rehab
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Man in rigging of Tall Ship/SeacoastNH.comStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #126

Portsmouth was not founded for religious freedom, but by early capitalists. Centuries later, the USS Marion boosted the local economy during a costly rebuild at the Navy Yard from 1871-73. To sell more copies of this picture, the photographer scratched the rigging lines into the glass negative and whitened the waterline to create a more dramatic image of this 1,900-ton screw steamer.

 


 

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USS Marion in Portsmouth, NH (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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Kittery Navy Yard tall Ship Marion/ Strawbery Banke Museum

Lifeboat on USS Marion/ Strawbery Banke Museum