The Waldoborough Historical Society listened to members of the community who requested that its next calendar show more ships. The society is pleased to announce that with the assistance of Laurie McBurnie, of Lincoln County Publishing Co., the newest 18-month calendar for 2019-2020 is ready for sale.
The calendar contains photos of many of the five-masted schooners, but also one very rare photo of the Steve Jones original sail loft taken from a stereopticon slide loaned by Richard Wallace. Gracing the cover are photos of Joseph Clark and Augustus Welt, two of Waldoboro’s foremost ship builders, and the Governor Ames, 1888, built by Leavitt Storer. The tide table is included as well as the Olympia LaRosa, the last ship built in the old Reed and Welt Yard in 1943 by Carroll T. Cooney & Co.
Designed by Bill Maxwell and Jean Lawrence, the calendar will be on sale in the Waldoborough Historical Society museum and at the Community Pharmacy. The society will mail copies for $15, to cover cost of mailing and the calendar; contact 832-4421 to order. People can come by on Waldoboro Day, June 16, to pick up a calendar. It’s a great gift, and the donation of $10 dollars will help fund the society’s tree project to save its buildings.