- Item 22693 - Sailing vessels in Portland Harbor, ca. 1910
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- Item 22693
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Twenty cargo sailing vessels shown in Portland Harbor in 1910.Show Details
Included are the tug Ben Hur, the Ruth Merrill (the six-masted schooner), Cora F. Cressey (the five-masted schooner), Strawbridge (a four-masted schooner), Coronet (two-masted schooner), and Kingdom (barkentine).
The Cornet and the Kingdom carried members of Frank W. Sandford's "Holy Ghost and Us" group on their trips around the world intended to prepare people for Christ's second coming. Several people starved to death on the 1911 trip and Sandford, a native of Bowdoinham, was convicted of causing their deaths.
In 1896, Sandford founded the controversial Shiloh community in Durham, which included a Bible School and community of followers.