Biography of William T. Donnell
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William T. Donnell is a native of Bath, born in 1837; is a son of Benjamin Donnell, who was a ship joiner, and William T. was brought up to the same employment. He eventually engaged in ship building, which he has followed thirty years. He built with G. G. Deering for a number of years, since which time he has built with his son, Harry H., as assistant. Mr. Donnell married Clara Hitchcock, daughter of Harry Hitchcock, an old ship builder, and their children are: Harry H., Clara A., William R., and Addie E. Mr. Donnell has been a member of the City Government many years, serving in both boards, to the present time, and is a member of the National Association of Captains and Vessel Owners. In his own yard he has built the schooners Katie J. Barrett, George R. McFadden, George P. Davenport, Clara A. Donnell, Independent, Mary E. H. G. Dow, and has a 1,200 ton schooner now on the stocks. Harry H. is a graduate of the high school, of the class of '83, is in the ship building business in Bath, and built in 1890 the schooner Addie P. McFadden and in 1891 the schooner Leora McFadden.

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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