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.

Updated 1996-10-07 by Lars Bruzelius

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