1961 AMESBURY Lowells DORY Dories BOAT BUILDING SHOP

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  • Sold Date: Feb 28, 2007
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This is an ORIGINAL Nine-Page ARTICLE - disbound from a 1961 Magazine.

THE LOWELLS OF AMESBURY - by Samuel T. Williamson

ONE OF NEW ENGLAND'S UNSUNG HEROES IS THE DORY..... IS THE STORY OF THAT CRAFT AND A FAMILY WHO HAS MADE THEM SINCE 1793........

Great vintage article about this Family - the LOWELLS - and their business.....filled with interesting facts, details and events - and accompanied by photo illustrations .....which include:

Exterior of HIRAM LOWELL & SONS , Amesbury ( shown .....

RALPH LOWELL -7th generation of Lowells to carry on the family business...

Interior of the LOWELL Boat building shop ....In the loft of the building are kept the old patterns...One, still in use after 100 years, has produced 100,000 dories.....

SAMUEL F. SMITH - who started working for Ralph Lowell's grandfather in 1914 - shown using an adz to shape a dory bow.....

etc. etc.

"....from twelve to eighteen feet long, a Dory has sloping sides, overhanging bow and v-shaped stern, and a broad, flat bottom....."

"..it is a story of sturdy people who built it and of hardy men who used it and it begins with the LOWELL FAMILY of AMESBURY, MASSACHUSETTS...., in a pleasing bend of the Merrimack River six miles above the old seaport of Newburyport is the boat shop
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