|Belfast Maine Wharf in the 1920s
|Eastern Steam Ship Lines Wharf
|Back end of the SS Camden
The Camden made the overnight run between Boston and Bangor. In 1936, the steamship was sold to the Colonial Line and renamed the Comet. and ran between NYC and Providence, RI. During WWII it was used as a troop transport in Hawaii; in 1948, the ship was towed to Asia for service on the Yangtze and was broken up shortly after that in Hong Kong.
Gross tonnage: 2153.0
Speed: 18 knots
|Captain and Quartermaster of the SS Camden in 1927
|...Or was the Belfast Wharf picture from 1923?
There are markings on two parts, and the dates are different (five years apart). On the frame backing is named the captain, Charles Crockett [misspelled] of Winterport Maine. And the Quartermaster was William G White. (My guess is that this came down from the Quartermaster's estate but I could of course be wrong.)
It is available in my Etsy shop here.
Ah well, there are sometimes mysteries that must be left unsolved. I hope you have enjoyed this journey!