Biography of Gardner G. Deering
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Gardner G. Deering has been, for a long series of years, a constant ship builder, and for a number of years was in partnership with W. T. Donnell, the firm having been Deering & Donnell. The firm dissolved in the last named year, since which date Mr. Deering has been alone in his business, building a vessel every year to this time. He was a native of Edgecomb, which is said to be a good place to emigrate from. He came to Bath when twelve years of age, and has become prominent as a ship builder and in municipal affairs, having served in the Common Council four years and then refusing a nomination for alderman. Mr. Deering was born October 18, 1833, and married Lydia M. Robbins, daughter of Chaney Robbins, of Bath, and of six children there are living: Emma H., Frank M., Harry G., and Carroll A. Emma H. married Calvin W. Rogers, who is in trade in Bath. Besides vessels built by the firm of Deering & Donnell, Mr. Deering has built the schooners William T. Donnell, Oliver S. Barrett, Horatio L. Barker, John C. Haynes, Lydia M. Deering, William C. Turner, John S. Deering, Edwin R. Hunt, David P. Davis, John S. Ames, Wesley Inoler.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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