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Samuel Fabens

 (1814 - 1899)
Samuel Augustus (Captain) Fabens was active/lived in Massachusetts.  Samuel Fabens is known for Decoy carving.

Biography   Samuel Fabens

Decoys from the rig of Captain Samuel Augustus Faben's have been associated with not only the best decoys from the North Shore of Massachusetts but are considered among the finely crafted decoys from any region.

Born into a nautical family, Fabens carried on his family's ancestral tradition, commanding a number of renowned tall-ships around the globe, including one of the finest of the day, the clipper ship Challenge.  This vessel's "faultless beauty, matchless speed, and unquestionable strength" were described in a Boston Daily Atlas article from June 16th, 1851. 

The following is an excerpt form that article: "…The Challenge, therefore, is the embodiment of her builder's idea of the perfect   ...  Displaying 750 of 3079 characters.

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