Bant Ole Hanson

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Bant Ole Hanson

Birthplace: Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
Death: Died in Bath, ME, USA
Cause of death: pulmonary edema caused by arterial sclerosis
Place of Burial: Bath, ME, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Ole Hansen and Evine Susanne Berntsdatter
Husband of Emily Ann Hanson
Father of Christena Eugenia Rogers; Henry Wallace Hanson, Sr.; Susan May Hanson; Jessie Imogene Hanson; Dr. Millard Parker Hanson and 4 others
Brother of Christina Bolette Hanson; Susanna Olina Jane Hanson; Mary Eleanor Spooner; Annie Hanson; Olina Hanson and 2 others

Occupation: ship carpenter, then a bank clerk immigrated 12/1873
Managed by: Private User
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About Bant Ole Hanson

Bant was a Master Free Mason up until about 1894 and was on the town of Bath, Me city council in 1891

Bant was a Naval Architect. He designed many ships and schooners that included The Wyoming and the Dunham Wheeler while he worked at Percy & Small. He also worked at Bath Iron Works and a few other yards as he was hired by different shipyards thoughout the years.Besides drawing up the designs for the ships he was also the moulder(model maker) making half models of all the ships he designed (one of his half model exists today with Fred C. Boyd, his grandson, who currently lives in Hartford ,CT. Sadly we do not know which schooner.).Bant also was in charge of hand selecting all of the wood used in the building of these ships he designed. He was a master craftsman and very picky.

Ships designed by Bant:

Dunham Wheeler Camilla May Paige

Alice M Lawrence

Isabel B. Wiley

Esther Ann

Montrose W. Houck

tug Charles B. Greenough

barge Irene- half model purchased recently by Charles E Burden at auction

Edward J. Lawrence-6 masted

Edward B. Winslow-6masted

Govenor Brooks


fishing schooner Lochinvar

  • possible Cressy twins

Bant's death certificate spelled his mothers name Susanna E. Aeinerson.

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Bant Ole Hanson's Timeline

March 4, 1849
Arendal, Aust-Agder, Norway
June 9, 1872
Age 23
December 20, 1873
Age 24
Damariscotta-Newcastle, ME, USA
October 1, 1876
Age 27
November 10, 1878
Age 29
September 3, 1880
Age 31
August 19, 1883
Age 34
May 10, 1887
Age 38
February 14, 1892
Age 42