Rose, Edwin

Manuscript cadastral map of Snow Shipyard Portland, Maine.

Plan of Property in Rockland belonging to Snow Farwell & Co. and the Knox and Lincoln R.R.d Co. As surveyed by Edwin Rose Esq. July 5th 1872

DESCRIPTION: Large manuscript map by Edwin Rose of the Snow Farwell and Company property in Rockland, Maine dated within to July 5th, 1872. A rare and informative map of the waterfront at south Rockland, Maine with a detailed record of shoreline and structures as they existed 150 years ago.

A few of the key features Rose noted include Mechanic Street, two marine railways and a marine railway wharf, apparently part of Snow Farwell & Co. The two octagonal building above the railways are almost certainly sheds for horse-powered winches. At bottom left a wharf surrounds

Snow Shipbuilding was founded in 1862 by Captain Israel Snow. It was located at the end of Mechanic Street, adjacent to the Cobb, Butler yard. The Snow family sold it to General Seafoods after WWII. The western half is now the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, while the eastern half is still active as Rockland Marine.

Location fronts on Owl's Head Bay; West Penobscot Bay. Surveyed by Edwin Rose Esq. Drawn by L.L. Buckland. Scale 50 feet to 1 inch.

CREATOR: Rose, Edwin



BODY OF WATER: West Penobscot Bay

CONDITION: Poor.  It survives.

COLORING: Original hand color.


SIZE: 33 " x 17 "


PRICE: $1675


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