Biography of C. B. Harrington
Sagadahoc County, Maine Biographies





C. B. Harrington was born in Nova Scotia, in 1831, came to Bath in 1847. He learned the joiner's trade and worked at it several years and when about twenty two years of age began work in the ship yard with his father who had been a ship builder in Nova Scotia; learned drafting and the use of ship carpenters' tools which, with his former knowledge of joiner work, made him a boat builder, at which he has worked ever since, and has built a great many boats of all kinds, as well as a large number of yachts for Boston parties. He has built one hundred and ten vessels and boats that have been registered, viz.: twenty one schooner yachts, twenty five sloops (most all yachts), twenty five fishing schooners, and thirty nine steamboats. He married at the age of twenty one years and has had a family of nine children, seven of whom are now living, two sons and five daughters. The sons are both iron workers.

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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