- Item 98474 - Launching of schooner "Eleanor F. Bartram," East Boothbay, 1903
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- Item 98474
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At 1000 tons, the Eleanor F. Bartram was the largest boat built by the W.I. Adams yard of East Boothbay. After her 1903 launch, she carried cargo such as coal and southern yellow pine. There are records of the Bartram being stranded and re-floated at least twice in her 23 year career. She is seen in this photograph just prior to her launching from the shipyard.Show Details
On August 19, 1926, the Eleanor F. Bartram departed Norfolk, Virginia bound for Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. She was never seen again, with no trace of her cargo or crew ever found. All hands were presumed lost somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Boothbay Harbor artist Earl Barlow in 1976 made a painting of the Eleanor F. Bartram and the steamboat Portland underway called "Good Voyage."