Rowe, William (1882 - 1955)

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

William H. Rowe was born on a farm in Yarmouth in 1882, the child of Mary Jane and Charles Rowe. For much of his life, he lived in his grandparents' home on Bridge Street with his wife Anna. He attended Colby College and later owned a pharmacy on Main Street. William Rowe authored books on shipbuilding and on the history of Yarmouth. Active in the community, he served on the Yarmouth School Committee. At the time of his death, Mr. Rowe was the town clerk and had been for 39 years.

Selected Bibliography

  • Yarmouth Personages, an Introduction. An Attempt to Revive the Memory of Individuals Whose Names were Once Household Words in old North Yarmouth and Yarmouth (191?)
  • Shipbuilding Days and Tales of the Sea, in Old North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine (1924)
  • Shipbuilding Days in Casco Bay, 1727-1890: Being Footnotes to the Maritime History of Maine (1929)
  • Ancient North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, Maine, 1636-1936: A History (1937)
  • The Maritime History of Maine: Three Centuries of Shipbuilding and Seafaring (1948)
  • The Yarmouth Poets (1955)

Selected Resources

-Maine Authors: a Collection of Clippings from the Portland Sunday Telegram - Maine Author Scrapbooks : a Collection of Newspaper Clippings Vol. 4