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Would you believe that the biggest ship in the world once was the Wyoming?

 


In this world, there are big ships. And there are really, really big ships.

To put the name Wyoming in the same sentence as “the biggest wooden ship ever built” just would not make sense to most residents of this state.

But it is true.

The largest wooden ship ever built was called the Wyoming and the centennial of that event occurred about five years ago.

And as might be typical of anything Wyoming, that ship’s entire existence had a lot to do with coal. But not Powder River Basin coal, but eastern seaboard coal. But I digress.

This giant ship was launched from Bath, Maine in 1909 and...



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