Comments for: Penobscot Marine Museum celebrates “Diamond Year” with 75 jewels

Posted May 26, 2011, at 11:01 a.m.
Last modified May 26, 2011, at 4:15 p.m.

Capt. Robert H. Coombs hired the carpenter of the Downeaster sailing ship Cora in 1881 to build a 16-foot gig out of exotic camphorwood and teak — a gift for the captain’s young son, Charles. After adding his own carvings to “Little Elva,” the captain presented the gift to his …

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