The Marion

The Marion was a gas-powered boat that plied the waters between Bath and Washington, carrying crops grown in Bath to sell in Washington and returning with supplies for Bath’s citizens.   The boat also ferried passengers between the two towns.  This photograph shows the Marion loaded and riding very low in the water.  On June 15, 1916, the Marion set out from Bath with a load of potatoes and a number of passengers.  The boat had been improperly loaded and when it reached the mouth of Bath Creek, it turned over.  Four Bath citizens drowned in this incident, including three young women. b/w, Photograph measures 9.5"x6.25".

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Photographer - Unknown

Date - 1916, circa