Granite Schooner, Lanes Cove

Granite Schooner Flora Condon, Lanes Cove, 1909 John I. Coggeshall/©Bodin Historic Photo
The three masted schooner Flora Condon loading Cape Ann granite in Lanes Cove. Granite blocks were wheeled on a gallymander along a ramp and then lowered with block and tackle into the ship’s hold. The schooner was 123 feet long, and was built in 1872 in Belfast, Maine.  She was lost off Cape Cod in December of 1911. John Ingersoll Coggeshall  (1856 – 1927) was an accomplished sea-landscape painter and photographer, for whom Coggeshall Road in Lanesville is named.

Printed from the original 8×10 inch glass negative in my darkroom.
Fred Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

4 thoughts on “Granite Schooner, Lanes Cove

  1. That’s a fine picture. I’m working on a series of paintings of working schooners and other sailing work boats. Gathering information on the Stone Sloops and Stone Schooners which were owned and sailed out of Gloucester and Rockport. The “Ervin J. Luce” and the “George R. Bradford” were owned by Rockport Granite Co. Others like the “Albert Baldwin” were owned privately. If you come across any of those locals , I hope you will post them here.


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