Anne Atherton Starrett spent many of her early years sailing with her family. Her father was Captain Henry Starrett of Belfast, and her mother was Ellen Mary Starrett. This chest is made of wood with a canvas cover and stenciled with Anne's initials.
This papier mache toy belonged to Anne Atherton Starrett, daughter of Captain Henry Atherton Starrett of Belfast, and his wife Ellen Mary Cutter Starrett. The painted toy came from Hong Kong or another Asian port, when Anne was a child.
This photo shows the family of Captain W. R. Gilkey (left). The woman is his wife, Georgia P. Sawyer Gilkey, and one of the little girls is Georgia Maria, who later married another Searsport captain, Phineas Banning Blanchard and sailed with him for many years.
Jane French Sweetser Colcord was the photographer's sister, and this picture was taken at the family house in Searsport. The children are Lincoln Ross Colcord and Joanna Carver Colcord, both born at sea on board the bark Charlotte A. Littlefield.
Joanna and Lincoln Colcord were both born at sea, in 1882 and 1883 respectively. This is a picture of them around 1889 when their father, Lincoln Alden Colcord, was captain of the bark Clara E. McGilvery. The photograph was taken by the uncle of the children and the brother-in-law of the captain. The vessel was in Boston awaiting cargo. Her sails have all been stripped and much of her running rigging, the lines that control the sails, have been removed.