- Item 102843 - Future location of the Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, 1917
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- Item 102843
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On June 1, 1917 the Cumberland Shipbuilding Company photographed its future location in South Portland. Fort Gorges can be seen in the background.Show Details
The Cumberland Shipyard was a part of the Cumberland Shipbuilding Company, which was owned by James C. Hamlen. Established to meet World War I shipbuilding demands, the business was a side-venture for Hamlen, as he was already president of J.H. Hamlen & Son Incorporated.