Women

Clara Pendleton Blanchard

Clara Pendleton Blanchard (1843-1931) was the daughter, wife, and mother of sea captains. She spent more than 40 years at sea.

Millicent Dow Pendleton Nichols

Millicent Dow Pendleton Nichols (1851-1937) was the wife of Captain Charles M. Nichols of Searsport.

Florence Ferguson Pendleton

Florence Ferguson Pendleton (1856-unknown) from Hampden, Maine, married Searsport captain James Nelson Pendleton in June of 1879 and went to sea with her husband.

Georgia Gilkey's Dress

This hand-made dress was Georgia Maria Gilkey's high school graduation dress in 1904, and also her wedding dress when she married Captain Phineas Banning Blanchard in 1906. It is a two piece garment, with a high collar and lace around the peau de soie (silk) yoke. The long skirt has a layered petticoat. The textured off-white fabric has a raised decorative design motif.

Mary Ann Park Pendleton

Mary Ann Park Pendleton was the daughter of James Ridley Park and Nancy Curtis Park. Her date of birth is unknown, but she was lost at sea with her husband, Captain Benjamin Coombs Pendleton, and three of her four sons on an 1888 voyage from Hong Kong to Callao, Peru. The bark Abbie Carver was Captain Pendleton's first command. The vessel disappeared and was never heard from again. One son, Clarence Isaac, had remained at home to go to school.

Jane French Sweetser Colcord with Children

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.

Ma on Top of the Cabin House on Bark Carrie WInslow

Ruth Montgomery's stepmother is shown here putting laundry out to dry on the roof of the captain's cabin. The photograph was taken by the captain's daughter (Ruth) aboard the bark Carrie Winslow.

Pa and Ma Standing by the Pilot House Door of the Bark Carrie Winslow

Captain Adelbert Montgomery and Mary Thorpe Montgomery standing by the pilot house door aboard the bark Carrie Winslow. The photograph was taken by the captain's daughter, Ruth Montgomery, in 1898.

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