The Launching of the “Evelyn and Ralph”, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

[Update: I first posted this as circa 1923. I then found a reference to this vessel in 1921. Thus, I have changed my estimate of the date to 1920.]

Shipbuilding was a common enterprise on Bearskin Neck in the early 1900s. In another postcard I posted here earlier, you can see a ship under construction. Here, you see the finished hull being launched, with crowds of onlookers watching.

This postcard is not dated but is from the early 1920s. Another similar picture is dated 1923.

Tragically, in 1924, the Evelyn and Ralph was shipwrecked in fierce storm off the south shore of Nantucket.

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One Response to The Launching of the “Evelyn and Ralph”, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

  1. Pingback: The Inner Harbor After the Launching, Rockport, Mass., c. 1920 | Vintage Rockport

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