A ceramic plate featuring a transferware rendition of "The Schooner Lucy Evelyn." The plate measures 7 1/4" in diameter and the condition is pristine, with no chips, cracks, crazing or evidence of wear.
The Schooner "Lucy Evelyn"
Beach Haven, New Jersey
The lumber packet "Lucy Evelyn" built by Captain Everett C. Lindsey of Machinas, Maine, and named for his two daughters, was launched Thanksgiving Day, 1917.
After thirty years and many eventful voyages to such parts as New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Savannah, Novia Scotia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Barbados, Liverpool, England, and Cape Verdi, West Africa, her sailing days finally came to an end in June 1948 when she was towed through Little Egg Harbor inlet into Barnegat Bay. After many anxious days, and with the help of two dredges "Lucy Evelyn" was placed in the spot where she now rests--a memorial to a noble fleet of sailing vessels. Thus it was that our ship came in!
From Heather: But the poor Lucy Evelyn was not to be--it burned down in 1971, leaving only memories in its wake...