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.

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Friends of Somerset Historic Preservation

(FOSHP) is an organization of Somerset

residents whose interest is the preservation of our historic structures and landmarks.

Our goal is to identify, commemorate, and preserve our local treasures,not only for today's residents but for future generations of townspeople as well.


(508) 678-4338


132 Brook Street
Somerset, MA 02726

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