Andrew Tarbox was a leading and influential townsman of Woolwich, who commanded Bath ships, and owned and occupied,
for many years, the fine old Governor Phips estate, in that town. Late in life, Captain Tarbox purchased the Judge
Groton property, on High street, in this city, and built thereon a new house, and passed his declining years in
the midst of his children. Captain Tarbox was a staunch Republican through all the eighty four years of his life,
and served his adopted city repeatedly in both branches of the city government.
Henry C. Tarbox was born on Phips' Point, Woolwich, December 2, 1836, and was brought up on the old Phips farm.
His father, Andrew Tarbox, being a ship master, Henry C. early imbibed the attractions of a sea faring life, and,
at the age of thirteen, went to sea with his father. His early education was in the district schools, but eventually
he attended the academies of Pittston and Litchfield, where he obtained the rudiments of an English education and
the theory of navigation. From that time on he sailed in separate ships from that of his father, serving the regular
grades of seamanship to the command of bark Samuel Tarbox in 1858, commanding her six years, most of the time in
the Chinch Islands trade, coming home in 1865, and remaining one year; rejoined the Tarbox, lost her in a hurricane
sailing from Baltimore for Aspinwall, and was rescued after three days without food. He then commanded the ships
Ataska, Alexander, bark Almira Robinson, and retired from the sea in 1884, living in Bath. On February 15, 1865,
Captain Tarbox married Aramede Lemont, only daughter of Alfred Lemont, of Bath, and they have three sons and two
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894
Sagadahoc County, ME
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