Wines Milliken Letter to Wyer G. Sargent (MAR.3)
Letter from Wines Milliken to W.G. Sargent explaining the loss of his ship, Orozemba, in a storm.
Letter from Wines Milliken to Wyer G. Sargent
The following is a transcript of a letter from Wines Milliken describing the circumstances of, and apologizing to Wyer G. Sargent for, the loss of the ship Orozemba in 1846. The original letter is in the HBS Baker Library and the transcript belongs to Diana Marston Wood. Ms. Wood has donated the digital copy of the transcript to the Sargentville Library Association Historical Archive.
The Orozembo was built in Sedgwick in 1837. She was 130 tons, 78 feet long, 22 feet wide and 9 feet deep. The owners were Benjamin Sargent, Samuel Watson, Hezekiah Means, et al, Sedgwick. Wyer G. Sargent was the ship master.1
1 Wasson, George S., Sailing Days on the Penobscot, Marine Research Society, Salem, Mass., 1932, page 402.