The Dead Ship of Harpswell
This folklore tells the heart-breaking tale of love lost at sea. In 1815, a battleship named Dash set out to sea. It was the fastest ship in Maine and won every battle. The captain, John Porter, set out with his crew members but never returned. It was said that the captain’s pregnant wife, Lois, watched Dash sail away, and according to superstition this was bad luck. Sailors say they see the ghost ship on foggy days. Spotting the phantom ship is said to bring bad luck or even the curse of death.