This is the Stephen Taber bearing down on us during a prior summer’s day:

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All the following images of her were taken here yesterday in Great Cove,  where she sheltered for a few hours during a rain squall.

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The 110-foot Taber was built in 1871 and is a National Historic Landmark that now hails from Rockland, Maine. As with many 19th Century cargo cruisers, the Taber was built with a flat bottom to “ground out” and discharge her cargo without the need for a pier.

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She does have a centerboard to lower during cruising but has no motor; her motorized yawlboat pushes her in light air.

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(Brooklin, Maine)