(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
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