The four-masted Luther Little, a valuable war contribution
In 1917, during World War l, the four-masted Luther Little was launched after many months of work at the Crowninshield Shipbuilding Company located in south Somerset. Over one hundred men labored to build the ship, which was considered
to the war effort. Patriotic Somerset workers believed their ship would help defeat the Kaiser by transporting the commodities and supplies necessary for final victory.