Herbert D. Maxwell was built in 1905 by New England Ship Building Company at Bath, Maine for William J. Quillan, her owner and captain. She measured 185.9 x 38.4 x 14.0, 772 tons. Designed and built to carry bulk cargoes such as coal, lumber, bricks, ice, phosphate, sugar, case oil, gypsum, sulpher, building materials, etc., she plied the Easter Seaboard for seven years before being run down and sunk by the Steamer GLOUCESTER during the predawn hours of March 16, 1912.
Set in a spectacular American 22k gilt frame.
Literature: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen's Painted Ships on Painted Oceans, Newport News (1994)
Recorded: cf. Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen- The Checklist (1984), pp. 146-147
Provenance: A Private Connecticut Collector
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