George W. Wells
Six-masted wooden schooner built in 1900 by Holly M. Bean, Camden, Maine, at
the cost of $ 125.000. Tonnage 2970 GRT.
Was the first six-masted schooner.
- 1900 August 14
- Launched at the shipyard of Holly M. Bean,
Camden, Maine, for John S. Crowley's Coastwise Transportation Company. The
owner's brother Captain Arthur Crowley was given command of the vessel. Used
in the American East Coast coal trade.
- 1901 June 29
- Collided off Cape Cod with Eleanor A. Percy, the only other six-masted schooner. Neither ship was seriously damaged.
- 1913 September 13
- Stranded at Ocracoke Island, North Carolina.
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