Exhibit Sailing Ships of the Kennebunks Opens

Date(s) - February 10, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Brick Store Museum


In Kennebunk, the shipbuilding industry had a significant impact on the community. Many occupations revolved around the sea: some built ships and loaded them; some sailed to domestic and foreign destinations. Shipbuilding required carpenters, joiners, riggers, sailmakers, and caulkers, among other skilled trades of the day. Even if a family did not work at a shipyard, they were intrinsically linked to the shipbuilding economy. For instance, coopers made barrels for carrying trade products, and farmers supplied food, ice and hay that were shipped throughout the nation and internationally.

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