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By Peter Linehan, June 5, 2006
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Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Bonney Park
In Memory of Rodney “Rocky” Bonney. Auburn police officer Rodney “Rocky” Bonney died in the line of duty attempting to rescue a youth from these frigid waters. April 06, 1981. “In Valor There is Hope” — Map (db m1048) HM
Maine (Androscoggin County), Auburn — Cities of the Androscoggin — Lewiston-Auburn
The Lewiston-Auburn Railroad Bridge was erected in 1909 and served as a vital link to the downtown. It also provided the connection for thousands of Canadian, Irish, Polish and other immigrants to the area. Recognizing the bridge’s historic . . . — Map (db m1050) HM
Maine (Aroostook County), Fort Kent — Fort Kent
Fort Kent has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States. — Map (db m2088) HM
Maine (Aroostook County), Presque Isle — Maine Solar System Model — Scale: 1:93,000,000
You are part of Northern Maine’s Aroostook County 40-mile long scale model of the Solar System. At this scale, one mile along U.S. Route 1 equals the distance from the Earth to the Sun, known as an “astronomical unit”. The Sun is located . . . — Map (db m58942) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Androscoggin Swinging Bridge — National Register of Historic Places January 2004
Originally designed and built 1892 by John A. Roebling's Sons Co. for mill workers to cross the river from new housing in Topsham to the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. The bridge has served generations of citizens of all ages between Brunswick and . . . — Map (db m51968) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Bowdoin College War Memorial
• Honored Here Are All Bowdoin Generations Who Served When Our Country Called and Those Who Fell • World War II [Honored Dead] Korea [Honored Dead] Vietnam [Honored Dead] I hear even now the infinite fierce chorus, The cries of . . . — Map (db m55495) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Bowdoin College World War Memorial
Dedicated to the Sons of Bowdoin who in the World War offered their lives and services for their country and for Freedom 1914 - 1918 [Roll of Honored Dead] Breve tempus aetatis satis longum est ad bene honesteque . . . — Map (db m55492) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Brunswick Veterans Memorial — In Grateful Recognition of Valor
Dedicated to the honor and memory of our men and women of Brunswick who served our country in all wars and conflicts — Map (db m51930) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Company K, 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry
In memory of Company "K" 1st Maine Volunteer Inf. Spanish American War 1898 - 1902 Brunswick Maine — Map (db m51369) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Founding of the Maine Medical Association
This monument commemorates the founding of the Maine Medical Association on April 28, 1853. On that date, and near this site, at what was then the Tontine Hotel, 27 physicians met to organize the association which has existed continually to this . . . — Map (db m51926) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Home of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain — 1828     1914
Major General of United States Volunteers Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor for gallant conduct at Battle of Gettysburg Governor of Maine     1867 – 1871 President of Bowdoin College   1871 – 1888 Marked by State of Maine . . . — Map (db m21398) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Robinson Memorial Gate
In Memory of Franklin C. Robinson of the class of 1873 for thirty six years teacher of Bowdoin men and in Memory of his wife Ella Maria Tucker Robinson — Map (db m55477) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Robinson Memorial Gate
In memory of Warren Eastman Robinson 1890 - 1918 ———— Bowdoin '10 First Lieutenant U.S. Army Second Battle of the Marne St. Mihiel Meuse Argonne ———— . . . — Map (db m55509) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Site of Fort Andross and Fort George
To mark the site of 1688 Fort Andross 1694 and 1715 Fort George 1737 Also the earliest burial place where are buried Benjamin Larrabee Agent of the Pejepscot Proprietors and Commander of Fort George. Also Robert and . . . — Map (db m51932) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — A Town Within A Town
The primary purpose of Fort Williams may have been for coastal defense, yet many men, women, and children also called it home. This self-sustaining community featured many of the buildings and services typical of an American town of the time . . . — Map (db m25389) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Annie C. McGuire Shipwreck Memorial
Annie C. McGuire shipwrecked here Christmas Eve 1886. — Map (db m95427) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Blair
Battery Blair was completed in 1903. It was named for Francis P. Blair, Jr., a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars who rose to the rank of major general and later represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate. The battery consisted of two twelve-inch . . . — Map (db m25378) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — CCC Headquarters
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps hired unemployed young men during the Great Depression. The CCC provided training to men between the ages of 18 and 25 for work on conservation projects including . . . — Map (db m25390) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Civilian Conservation Corps
This plaque was dedicated by Chapter 111 Alumni by former members of the Civilian Conservation Corps in memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the members, who served at this post and other C.C.C. camps in Maine and throughout the United States . . . — Map (db m50361) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fort Williams
This former military installation, begun in 1873 and known as The Battery at Portland Head, was a sub-post of Fort Preble until 1898 when it became a separate independent fort. It was designated Fort Williams in honor of Brevet Major General Seth . . . — Map (db m23389) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fort Williams
From the 1750s, Portland Harbor was of economic importance as the closest American harbor to Europe and of strategic importance as a protected anchorage for the navy. As part of an upgrading of the harbor defenses in 1873, construction began on a . . . — Map (db m25385) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking East — Casco Bay
[Header Information] Portland Harbor: Ice-free, 25' deep at low tide Export/Import: Paper, Electronics, Foresty Products, Seafood, Oil & Gas Winds: Southerly in Summer, Northerly in Winter Commercial Fishing Fleet: 150 Peaks Island: Most . . . — Map (db m50382) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking North — Portland, Maine
[Header Information] Population: 65,000 Surrounding Population: 250,000 Number of Languages Spoken in the Portland Public Schools: 40 Visitors Per Year: 3,750,000 Average Summer Temperature: 82° Miles from Boston: 100 Amount of office . . . — Map (db m50362) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking South — Cape Elizabeth
[Header Information] Hannaford Bros. Co.: The supermarket chain was founded in 1883 to sell the vegetables and fruits grown on a farm in Cape Elizabeth. Farming: Cape Elizabeth-grown cabbage was considered the best in the state, bringing $10 a . . . — Map (db m50384) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head Light
Since its commission by George Washington in 1790, Portland Head Light remains an enduring symbol of the rugged, solid characteristics of a magnificent coastline and proud people weathering the challenges of nature and time. In observance of Greater . . . — Map (db m41841) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Spurwink Church
Spurwink Church Built, 1802 Rebuilt C.1834 National Register of Historic Sites — Map (db m50331) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56)
In memory of the officers and crewmen of the U.S. Navy's Eagle Class Sub-Chaser U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-853 approximately nine miles southeast of this location on Monday, 23 April 1945 with the loss of . . . — Map (db m50332) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — Freeport Maine Civil War Monument
In honor of our soldiers & sailors 1861-1865 1906 Map (db m95746) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Naples — Songo Lock
This lock, originally built of stone masonry in 1830, was a vital link in the 50 mile long waterway from Portland Harbor to Harrison at the head of Long Lake until the advent of the railroad in 1869. At one time 100 “canal boats” were . . . — Map (db m59436) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Alonzo P. Stinson
Third Sergeant Company H Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry Aged 19 Years Killed First Battle Bull Run July 21st 1861 Sergeant Stinson was the first volunteer soldier from Portland to give his life for the preservation of . . . — Map (db m50433) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Charles F. Eastman — Conductor on the Underground Railroad & Entrepreneur — Portland Freedom Trail
Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School. He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on . . . — Map (db m50425) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Christopher Christian Manuel — 1781 - 1845 — Portland Freedom Trail
Activist, Barber and Musician Born in Cape Verde, Africa First President Portland Union Anti-Slavery Society — Map (db m50434) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Eastern Cemetery — Chartered 1668
Declared a National Historic Site January 1974 Here lie the hardy courageous early settlers, the men and women who founded and defended this area, who made history in civil life, government, law, the arts, education, religion, in the state and . . . — Map (db m50432) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — First Parish Church — Portland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist 425 Congress Street. A memorial plaque inside First Parish honors Prentis Mellen. Pews within the church are marked for . . . — Map (db m96519) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Franklin Street Wharf — Portland Freedom Trail
Landing spot for many passengers on the Underground Railroad and embarkation point for their transit to Canada and England. Anti-slavery sympathizers were well-organized to greet stowaways from Southern cargo vessels, find them safe housing in . . . — Map (db m20614) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Friends (Quaker) Meeting House — Portland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Corner of Federal and Pearl Streets. Famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison started the Maine anti-slavery movement with a . . . — Map (db m96520) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — George Cleeves Memorial
In honor of George Cleeves Founder of Portland 1633 Deputy President of the Province of Lygonia 1645 - 1659 There landed with George Cleeves, his wife Joan, and daughter Elizabeth, his partner Richard . . . — Map (db m55535) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Amos Noλ and Christiana Williams Freeman — Portland Freedom Trail
First full-time called minister of the Abyssinian Meeting House 1841-1852 Rev. Freeman (1809-1893) was an instructor in the school maintained for African Americans in the Abyssinian Meeting House. As conductors on the Underground Railroad, the . . . — Map (db m50428) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery Thomas — Portland Freedom Trail
Corner of India and Congress Street, known as a Station House on the Underground Railroad. The home was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866. The Thomases were prominent in the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, begun in 1833, which also worked to . . . — Map (db m50429) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — India Street Terminal
In recognition of Portland's role in Canada's history India Street Terminal at Milepost 0.0. on the Atlantic & St. Lawrence / St. Lawrence & Atlantic RRs. Grand Trunk Railway of Canada Canadian National Railways July . . . — Map (db m50445) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — John Ford Memorial
[On the base of the John Ford statue]: John Ford, Director - “I Make Westerns” Born: John Martin Feeney, 2-1-1894 Died: John Ford, 8-31-1973 Portland High School Class of 1914 Married Mary McBride Smith . . . — Map (db m72521) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Joseph Coffin Boyd — 1760 - 1823
District Paymaster US Army, War of 1812 First Maine State Treasurer [Served 1820-1823, died in office] — Map (db m50435) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Mariner's Church — Portland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque Mariner's Church Fore and Moulton Street location of Daniel Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and printshop. In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth . . . — Map (db m96607) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Civil War Monument — 1861 - 1865
More than four thousand men were enrolled from Portland in the army and navy for the War of the Rebellion More than three hundred were killed in battle or died in service. Honor and grateful remembrance to the dead, equal honor to those who, daring . . . — Map (db m25392) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Fort Allen Park GAR memorial
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty One country and One flag In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic Dedicated September 9, 1929 By the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 — Map (db m96269) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Maine Memorial
Gun recovered from USS Maine sunk in the harbor Havana Cuba February 15, 1898 — Map (db m96271) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial
Marker 1 USS Portland CA33 Heavy Cruiser W.W. II Battle Record Coral Sea Midway Guadalcanal Kiska Tarawa Makin Marshalls Palau Hollandia Leyte Landings Leyte Landings Surigo Strait Manila Bay Okinawa Accepted Japanese Surrender at Truk . . . — Map (db m96268) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery
Top Plaque Portland Freedom Trail

Bottom plaque The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey . . . — Map (db m96267) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby
Top plaque Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque The Hack stand of Reuben Ruby, corner of Temple and Federal Streets. Ruby (1798-1878) was Portland's foremost African American Anti-Slavery . . . — Map (db m96610) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Korea and Vietnam Memorial
To the memory of those men of the City of Portland who gave their lives in 1950 Korea 1955 1964 Vietnam 1975 51 names inscribed — Map (db m96525) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Spanish War/World War I Memorial
In honor of the men of Portland who served their country and civilization in the 1898 Spanish War 1898 1914 World War 1919 This tablet erected 1922 — Map (db m96527) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine World War I Marker
To perpetuate the memory of these men of the City of Portland who with unfaltering loyalty gave their lives in the 1914 World War 1919 67 Names are listed They sought not glory but their country's good — Map (db m96523) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine World War II Memorial
In memory of the men of the City of Portland who gave their lives in 1941 World War II 1945 7 rows of names inscribed — Map (db m96526) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Observatory
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. The Observatory is the nation's only remaining maritime signal tower. It served . . . — Map (db m50418) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Rear Admiral James Alden
Panel 1: [rendering of Rear Admiral James Alden] Born in Portland March 31, 1810 Died in San Francisco Feb 6, 1877 Panel 2: [rendering of a mariner's sextant] Intrepid Explorer Skilful Hydrographer Cartographer of the . . . — Map (db m72995) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Reverend William I. Reese
[Southwest Face] Erected Dec 1, 1859 By a donation from the HON. FRANCIS O.J. SMITH, to honor and perpetuate the memory of REV. WILLIAM I. REESE who while pastor of the First Universalist Society, founded the Portland Widow’s Wood Society. . . . — Map (db m50436) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott — Portland Freedom Trail
Top plaque Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007 Bottom plaque Secondhand clothing store of Lloyd Scott, 44 Exchange Street. Scott became vice president of the Portland Union anti-slavery society in 1842. . . . — Map (db m96623) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — The Site of Fort Loyal
Erected by the Colonists in 1680 Captured by the French and Indians in 1690. Entire English settlement destroyed ———— To the memory of these brave defenders this tablet placed by The Daughters of the . . . — Map (db m50448) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U. S. . . . — Map (db m25391) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — War of Independence Memorial — 1775 - 1783
To the memory of our historic dead who bore arms in the War of Independence and who were ever the brave defenders of our country who made her foundations so enduring — Map (db m50430) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Scarborough — Civil War Memorial
Scarboro To her sons who fought for the Union — Map (db m50329) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Civil War Memorial
In honor of our Patriot Soldiers and Sailors. 1861-65 Cape Elizabeth • South Portland — Map (db m55536) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Civilian Conservation Corps
This plaque was dedicated by Chapter 111 Alumni by former members of the Civilian Consservation Corps in memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the members, who served at this post and other C.C.C. camps in Maine and throughout the United States . . . — Map (db m55601) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Preble
Dedicated to the men and women of the Coast Artillery Corps who defended Portland Harbor at Fort Preble in five wars from 1808 through 1945 — Map (db m55602) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Early Settlement
The largest 17th century settlement in Cape Elizabeth - which included South Portland and Cape Elizabeth prior to 1895 - was established in 1658 near Spring Point. However, the onset of the French and Indian Wars in 1675 necessitated frequent . . . — Map (db m55673) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — First Congregational Church of South Portland
Near this hallowed ground our earliest settlers erected in 1722 a garrison-meeting house for worship and protection. This was the beginning of the First Congregational Church of South Portland, which was established on November 10, 1734. . . . — Map (db m55603) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Fort Gorges
Built on Hog Island Ledge, Fort Gorges was named after Sir Ferdinando Gorges, colonial proprietor of the Province of Maine. The fort's site allowed it to provide supplemental fire to both Forts Preble and Scammel. Its location at the head of the . . . — Map (db m55627) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Fort Preble
This area is the site of Fort Preble, also known as Fort Hancock during the Revolutionary War, a temporary fort. Fort Preble was begun in 1808 during the administration of Pres. Jefferson and completed before the War of 1812. It was named for . . . — Map (db m55568) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Liberty Ship Memorial
This scenic point of land overlooking Portland Harbor, where Bug Light Park stands today, was once home to a sprawling World War II Shipyard that covered 140 acres of land, including over 60 buildings, and had the capacity to build up to 13 ships . . . — Map (db m50474) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Morris P. Cates
In memory Morris P. Cates Deputy Commissioner of Education through whose untiring efforts - Maine - Vocational-Technical Institute was established in 1946 — Map (db m55599) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding has been an important part of South Portland’s economy since colonial times. Small vessels built prior to the Revolutionary War were used for fishing and the coasting trade which ranged from the Kennebec River to Virginia. During the . . . — Map (db m55678) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Site of Former Schools
Site of Former Schools District No.6 - Point Village Willard Schools 1867 - 1978 — Map (db m55565) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — South Portland and Its Liberty Ships
In the mid-1800s, when South Portland was still a part of Cape Elizabeth, its waterfront appeared to be a continuous line of bustling yards building and repairing ships. From Butler on Turner's Island to Knight and Blanchard in Knightville to . . . — Map (db m50413) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — South Portland's Ships for Liberty
Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp., 1940-1942 South Portland Shipbuilding Corp., 1941-1943 New England Shipbuilding Corp., 1943-1945 This is a complete list of the ships built by the emergency shipyards at South Portland, Maine, between . . . — Map (db m50396) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Ugly Ducklings
When Rear Admiral Land, U.S. Maritime Commission Chairman showed President Roosevelt the Liberty ship plans, he remarked, "She'll carry a good load. She isn't much to look at though? A real ugly duckling." However, these simple but seaworthy ships . . . — Map (db m50508) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Ultimate Sacrifice
This park memorial is dedicated to all families whose homes and heritages were destroyed in 1942 so a shipyard could be built during World War II This area, known as Cushing’s Point at Ferry Village, consisted of many homes, some built by their . . . — Map (db m84835) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Work Force
We welcome you to our yard. You are now a member of our army of 25,000 men and women building the ships so urgently needed to carry war supplies to the fighting front. New England Shipbuilding Corporation, Employee Handbook With the . . . — Map (db m55925) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Yard
We were all working there for one purpose: to get this country out of trouble. Everyone had one thing in mind: to produce and to win. Bill Walton Worker at New England Shipbuilding Corp. Before there could be any British Ocean class or . . . — Map (db m55737) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Voyages for Victory
Each new ship strikes a blow at the menace to the Nation and for the Liberty of the Free People of the World… President Franklin Delano Roosevelt September 27, 1941 At the launching of the first Liberty ship, Patrick Henry from . . . — Map (db m55922) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — WWII: On the Home Front
During the war we all did our part to contribute. At first I worked at the shipyard as a welder. Then I served on board the Francis Retka, a Liberty ship we launched from the East Yard. Frank Emery Welder, 1941-1944, New England . . . — Map (db m55765) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Acadian Lights
Mount Desert Island's coastal waters have always held dangers for boats and ships - rocky shoreline, hidden ledges, and small islands that hide in the fog. Since 1875, Egg Rock Lighthouse perched on the craggy island before you, has helped guide . . . — Map (db m25481) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Alessandro Fabbri, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F. — 1877 - 1922 — In Memory Of
A resident and lover of Mount Desert Island who commanded the United States Naval Radio Station upon this site from its establishment on August 28, 1917 until December 12, 1919. At the end of the World War he was awarded the Navy Cross. His . . . — Map (db m54436) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — 27 — Bar Harbor, Maine — The Museum in the Streets — Agamont Park and Early Artists
Agamont Park is named after the Agamont House, built by Tobias Roberts in 1857 as Bar Harbor's first hotel. It burned down in 1888. The unusual name was supposedly given by his granddaughter who called this hill on the water "Aqua Mont." Many early . . . — Map (db m78293) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Cadillac Mountain
Cadillac Mountin is Acadia National Park's highest elevation and most comprehensive viewpoint. It is also the highest point on the United States Atlantic Coast (1,500 feet/466m). If you stood here alone at dawn you might be the first person in the . . . — Map (db m54448) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Civil War Memorial
In memory of Eden's Sons who were Defenders of the Union 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m54405) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Donald A. Wood Band Stand
In recognition of Community Service as Director of the Town Band for over forty years Dedicated July 4, 2005 — Map (db m54404) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Forever Protected
As you explore Acadia National Park, you will discover private property interspersed with park lands. Many large national parks, like Yellowstone and Grand Canyon, were carved from the public domain as single, vast tracts of land. Acadia, in . . . — Map (db m54410) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Frenchman Bay
Vessels of all types have plied the waters of Frenchman Bay for centuries. Five thousand years ago, indigenous people may have paddled dugout canoes into the bay to reach fishing grounds or hunt sea mammals and swordfish. More recently, Wabanaki . . . — Map (db m25475) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Gateway to Acadia
This gated lodge was built in 1932 to keep motor vehicles off of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.’s carriage roads and out of Acadia’s interior. Rockefeller hired New York architect Grosvenor Atterbury to design the building in harmony with the natural . . . — Map (db m77194) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Glacial Freight
When the ice that covered this land slowly melted, it dropped in its tracks great accumulations of gravel and rocks. Boulders transported and deposited by glaciers are called "erratics." Erratics are rounded and noticeably different in composition . . . — Map (db m25491) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Peregrine Falcons Return to Acadia
The recovery of the peregrine falcon is one of the great environmental success stories of our time. Although they once nested on the east face of Champlain Mountain above you, by 1964 peregrines had become extinct throughout the eastern United . . . — Map (db m54409) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Sand Beach
Along Acadia National Park's rocky shores, there is only one sand beach. Over 15,000 years ago glacial ice carved out this valley. Melting glaciers and rising sea waters flooded it, creating a protected cove. A headland and a rock shelf offshore . . . — Map (db m54411) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Satterlee Field
. . . — Map (db m54412) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park
This spring was truly a magnificent one...wonderfully placed, with the mountains rising steeply up beside it, contrasting with the Great and Little Meadow lands on either side. George B. Dorr, 1942 Like others before him, George B. . . . — Map (db m54408) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You
History The founders of this parish named their congregation in honor of the Holy Saviour, Jesus, and in recognition of the first Christian mission, St. Sauveur, on the island by French Jesuits in 1613. The Heartbeat of Life God . . . — Map (db m54407) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 - Jan. 22, 1930
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — Map (db m54441) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — The 1947 Fire
In October 1947 a series of fires lasting 26 days blazed across more than 25 square miles of Mount Desert Island. The fire seriously threatened Bar harbor, and transformed most of the landscape before you into an apparent wasteland. It consumed 170 . . . — Map (db m25478) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — The Village Burying Ground
Established before 1790 holds in many unmarked and unknown graves the remains of those courageous men and women pioneers on the frontier of downeast Maine. Sea captains, fishermen and farmers, shipwrights and hotelmen, selectmen and legislators, . . . — Map (db m54389) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Thunder Hole
Here you can witness an ageless battle - the surging power of the ocean vs. the steadfastness of rock. Thunder Hole (just below) is a large, partly submerged crevice with vertical granite walls, one of many such chasms along this shore. When waves . . . — Map (db m25486) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Thunder Hole Ranger Station
Built as a ranger residence in 1934, the Thunder Hole ranger station later housed the first interpretive displays in the park. Rangers were stationed here to answer visitor questions and present programs about the park. The Civilian Conservation . . . — Map (db m54414) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Veterans Memorial
This monument is dedicated to the men and women of Bar Harbor who have served their country as members of the Armed Forces — Map (db m54362) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bass Harbor — Bass Harbor Head Light
Among the best known and most photographed spots in Maine, the Bass Harbor Head Light was built in 1858 to mark the bar across the eastern entrance to Blue Hill Bay. The grounds and residence of this facility now comprise the private residence of . . . — Map (db m3813) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bass Harbor — Bass Harbor Head Light
Bass Harbor Head Light stands at the southernmost tip of Mount Desert Island and marks the entrance to Blue Hill Bay and Bass Harbor. Since 1858 it has warned mariners of navigational hazards along this rocky shore.

In the nineteenth century, . . . — Map (db m95426) HM

Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Fort Knox
Construction of Fort Knox began in 1844 and was halted while still unfinished 25 years and $1 million later. The Fort has never seen any military action. The largest of 133 total cannons fired a 315 pound shell 4,680 yards. The granite was . . . — Map (db m55114) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Penobscot River
The Penobscot River is a vital resource. In the 1700's it spawned numerous riverside communities, while the 1800's saw Bangor become the "lumber capital of the world", and Bucksport an international port renowned for shipbuilding. Crafted along . . . — Map (db m55115) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — The Phineas Heywood House — Circa 1824
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m55117) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — The Town of Bucksport
In 1763 Jonathan Buck settled the area, which was subesequently burned during the Revolutionary War. First incorporated as "Buckstown", the name was changed to "Bucksport" in 1817. In the 1800's Bucksport thrived as an international port. Later . . . — Map (db m55112) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Castine — Burial Place of British officers,
soldiers & seamen killed during the siege, July 25 - August 14, 1779. — Map (db m77151) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Castine — Fort George
This Fortress, originally known by its garrison as FORT PENOBSCOT and named by Admiral Sir George Collier in his reports FORT CASTINE received its present designation from its builder, British general Francis McLean upon its completion in December . . . — Map (db m77148) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Castine — Fort George & the Penobscot Expedition
This fort, originally known by its garrison as “Fort Penobscot” and named by Admiral Sir George Collier in his reports “Fort Castine” received its present designation from its builder, British general Francis McLean upon its . . . — Map (db m77147) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Castine — Line of Argyle Street
Built in 1780 by Colonel Campbell, named in honor of his regiment, H.B.M. 74th - “The Argyle Highlanders,” following a southerly direction to the shore. Upon the explosion of the Tory refugees - September-October, 1784, a . . . — Map (db m77152) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Ellsworth — Civil War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m54537) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Franklin — Civil War Memorial — 1861 - 1865
In honor of the citizens of the Town of Franklin who served their country in the Civil War [Honor Roll of Veterans] Dedicated May 30, 1923 — Map (db m55094) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Franklin — Franklin Veterans Memorial
[Honor Roll of World War II, Korean Era, and Vietnam Era Veterans] Dedicated Memorial Day 2002 — Map (db m55107) WM
Maine (Hancock County), Franklin — Old Town Hall Site — 1874 - 1975
[Title is inscription] — Map (db m55105) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Franklin — World War Memorial — 1914 - 1918
In honor of the citizens of the Town of Franklin who served their country in the World War [Honor Roll of Veterans] — Map (db m55095) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Hancock — Defenders of the Union
Erected by the Town of Hancock 1912 In memory of her sons who were Defenders of the Union 1861-1865 — Map (db m21473) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Northeast Harbor — Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial Park — In Honor Of All Who Served — Freedom Is Not Free
Honor Roll W.W. I Lester J. Lurvey • Ralph W. Reynolds W.W. II Leslie D. Wright • Julian G. Smith • Donald F. Graves Joseph P. Chase Jr. • Francis G. Kelley Kenneth F. Grindle • George M. Chilles Korean War Robert . . . — Map (db m54456) WM
Maine (Hancock County), Northeast Harbor — Somes Sound
You are standing beside the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. A fjord is a long, deep, and narrow valley carved by glaciers and flooded by the sea. At this narrow place between Acadia and Norumbega Mountains, a concentrated ice . . . — Map (db m54484) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Somesville — Linking oceans, rivers and lakes
A Part of History Both Native Americans and early settlers enjoyed abundant harvests along this coastal shore. Each spring, thousands of adult alewives made an upstream pilgrimage, moving from salt water into the Mill Pond and up Somes Brook . . . — Map (db m54520) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Stonington — Stonington War Memorial
Dedicated in honor of the service men and women of Stonington who served their country in time of war and peace and in cherished memory of those who sacrificed their lives in the cause of American liberty — Map (db m86970) WM
Maine (Hancock County), Sullivan — Historic Architecture in Sullivan Harbor
In the 1800s when ship building, quarrying and mining thrived, enterprising businessmen built boarding houses and hotels to house the many laborers. Blacksmith shops, livery stables, grocery and feed stores, and a meat shop flourished as well. . . . — Map (db m54711) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Sullivan — Summer Rusticators, the Tourist Trade and the Waukeag House Hotel
With the help of steamship & train travel in the late 1800s, summer tourism peaked. But within a few short decades, the age of the auto and better roads to Bar Harbor - plus closing mines and quarries - led to decades of gradual economic . . . — Map (db m54709) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Sullivan — The view of Frenchman Bay
All the mountains that you see are part of Acadia National Park The Age of Sail lingered into the 1900s as sailing ships proved more economical than steamships for carrying heavy cargos such as granite. Generations of watercraft ply . . . — Map (db m54707) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Tremont — A Stedfast Light
Bass Harbor Head Light stands at the southern most tip of Mount Desert Island and marks the entrance to Blue Hill Bay and Bass Harbor. Since 1858 it has warned mariners of navigation hazards along this rocky shore. In the nineteenth century, the . . . — Map (db m77195) HM
Maine (Kennebec County), Waterville — Waterville Maine Civil War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m95782) WM
Maine (Kennebec County), Waterville — Waterville Maine Veteran's Park
Front Inscription Veterans Memorial Park Dedicated to veterans of all wars Bourque Lanigan Post 5 American Legion Waterville, Maine Dedicated May 23, 1999

Rear Inscription Commander William E. Pasha Chairman Thomas I. . . . — Map (db m95780) WM

Maine (Kennebec County), Waterville — Waterville Maine WWI Marker
Front Inscription 1917-1919 In honor and appreciation of those who served their state and county to the credit of the City of Waterville in the World War. There are 14 rows of inscribed names

Adjoining Plaque American Legion . . . — Map (db m95781) WM

Maine (Knox County), Camden — Civil War Memorial
In honor of the Brave Men of Camden who gave their lives in defence of their country during the Great Rebellion 1861 - 65 [Roll of Honored Dead] — Map (db m54674) HM
Maine (Knox County), Camden — Edna St. Vincent Millay — 1892 — 1950
“All I could see from where I stood Was three long mountains and a wood; I turned and looked another way, And saw three islands in a bay. So with my eyes I traced the line Of the horizon, thin and fine, Straight . . . — Map (db m35439) HM
Maine (Knox County), Camden — Mount Battie Memorial Tower
. . . — Map (db m35419) HM
Maine (Knox County), Camden — Spanish-American War Memorial — 1898 • In Memoriam • 1902 — Lest We Forget
The men who volunteered their services to the Cause of Liberty in the War with Spain that a nation might enjoy peace and prosperity The Birthright of All Men Honor Roll of Members Past and Present Charles P. Freeman • Ralph L. . . . — Map (db m54676) HM
Maine (Knox County), Camden — The Schooner Grace Bailey / The Schooner Mercantile — Built 1882 and 1916
. . . — Map (db m54705) HM
Maine (Knox County), Cushing — Lower St. Georges and Cushing Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in honor of those men and women of the Lower St. Georges and Cushing, who defended this plantation, town and country here and abroad [Dedicated] August 13, 1989 — Map (db m54640) HM
Maine (Knox County), Hope — The Boys of Hope
In Memory of the Boys of Hope who served in World War I, and II, Korea and Vietnam giving supreme sacrifice H. Vinal Hardy WW II Eugene C. Dunbar WW II John R. Goderre Vietnam — Map (db m46435) HM
Maine (Knox County), Owl's Head — Owl's Head Light
Land purchased from heirs of Nathaniel Merryman by the United States of America November 22, 1824 Contractors - Jeremiah Berry Robert Foster, Ballard Green Beacon Installed - Winslow Lewis 1st Lightkeeper - Isaac Stearns First . . . — Map (db m52323) HM
Maine (Knox County), Owl's Head — Owl's Head Light Station
How Did Owl's Head Get Its Name? For centuries, people have wondered how Owl's Head received its name. According to Native American legend, the head of an owl can be identified in this rocky cliff that the Indians called . . . — Map (db m52332) HM
Maine (Knox County), Owl's Head — Owl's Head Veterans Memorial
To the men and women of Owl's Head who served their country 1776 - 1976 To honor the men buried in the town who bore arms in the Revolution Samuel Bartlett · Benjamin Cooper Thomas Hix · Job Ingraham Job Perry 2d · Joseph . . . — Map (db m52322) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Chapman Park
Dedicated to Rockland Patrolman John D. Chapman Law Enforcement Officer Killed in the Line of Duty at this location on February 16, 1938 — Map (db m55395) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Civil War and Edwin Libby Post No. 16, G.A.R. Memorial
To the memory of those men who claiming Rockland by birth or by adoption as their home served in the Army & Navy of the United States War of 1861-1865 Here stood for many years the home of Edwin Libby Post No. 16 Grand Army of the . . . — Map (db m55394) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers and Sailors of Rockland who gave their lives for their country 1861-1865 — Map (db m55368) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Portland Head Light Bell (1942)
This historic Coast Guard Bell from Portland Head Light is being loaned to the City of Rockland (a Coast Guard City) for their outstanding support of the men and women of the United States Coast Guard — Map (db m55370) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse
Construction of this 4,300-foot long breakwater began in April 1881. Eighteen years, $750,000 and over 732,277 tons of granite later, it was completed on November 24, 1899. The lighthouse dates from 1902 and was placed on the National Register of . . . — Map (db m55361) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Rockland Harbor Trail — Snow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed] General Information The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, . . . — Map (db m52340) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Rockland Harbor Trail — Snow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed] General Information The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, . . . — Map (db m55360) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Rockland Harbor Trail — Snow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed] General Information The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, . . . — Map (db m55393) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Spanish American War Memorial — 1898 • In Memoriam • 1902
Lest We Forget the Volunteers who gave their services and lives in the Cause of Liberty in the War with Spain — Map (db m55366) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — 110 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine
As blues has spread from Mississippi to the far corners of the country and the world, the state of Maine has assumed an active role in the presentation and promotion of the music to appreciative local audiences ever since Mississippi born blues . . . — Map (db m77146) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — Walter Hamor Piston — In Commemoration of
Walter H. Piston, a noted American composer, author and music educator, was born in Rockland, Maine on January 20, 1894. His long and distinguished career earned him many awards and honors, including two Pulitzer Prizes in Music in 1948 and 1961. . . . — Map (db m52321) HM
Maine (Knox County), Rockland — World Wars Memorial
We, the citizens of this community, enshrine forever the glorious memory of our boys and girls, living and dead who served their country in World Wars I and II Erected Nov. 11, 1948 — Map (db m52320) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers & Sailors of 1861 - 1865 One Country, One Flag — Map (db m54641) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — 12 — Near the Old Prison / ΐ Cotι de l'Ancienne Prison — The Museum in the Streets / Le Musιe dans le Rue
Near the Old Prison The Georges Hotel stood at the intersection of Main and Georges Street where there now is an empty lot. It burned to the ground leaving the three chimneys standing. On a very windy day several years after the fire, one of . . . — Map (db m54671) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — The Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships
This flagpole was erected as a memorial to the Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships by those who take pride in their accomplishments Dedicated July 4, 1950 — Map (db m55529) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth
To commemorate the voyage of Captain George Waymouth to the Coast of Maine in 1605 His discovery and exploration of the St. Georges River and planting a Cross on the northerly shore of this harbor where the river "trended . . . — Map (db m54665) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — Thomaston Historical Timeline
1605 Capt. Geo. Waymouth explores and names the St. Georges River 1630 To trade with Indians native to area post built near Wadsworth St. Bridge 1692 St. Georges River is boundary between the French and English territories . . . — Map (db m55475) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — War Memorial — For God and Country
In Memory of Veterans of All Wars and Conflicts — Map (db m54670) HM
Maine (Knox County), Thomaston — Welcome to Thomaston, Maine, the Town That Went to Sea — The Museum in the Streets
Thomaston is known for its historic white houses. Both Main and Knox Streets are on the National Historic Register. Of the slightly more than 700 homes in town, approximately eighty-five percent are more than one hundred years old. Many are closer . . . — Map (db m55531) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Boothbay — Boothbay Maine Civil War Monument
. . . — Map (db m85114) WM
Maine (Lincoln County), New Harbor — Bell House
The Bell House was built in 1897 to contain the two Shipman fog-signal engines which operated the fog bell. In 1899 these engines were replaced by a Stevens Striking Machine and a wooden tower was built to accommodate the weights which activated . . . — Map (db m55423) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), New Harbor — Oil House
The Oil House was built in 1896 to hold the oil which fueled the lighthouse lamps. A tender would sail as close to the rocks as possible, send a heavy line ashore and transfer the oil. — Map (db m55449) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), New Harbor — Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse 1827-National Register of Historic Places 1985 — Map (db m62471) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Pemaquid — John Cogswell and Family
Near this site on August 14, 1635, John Cogswell and family from Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England, first set foot in America. They arrived on the ship Angel Gabriel, which was wrecked here on the following day in a . . . — Map (db m35442) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Pemaquid — Ralph Blaisdell and Family
Near this site on August 15, 1635 Ralph Blaisdell and family were shipwrecked. The ship was the Angel Gabriel bound from Bristol, England to Pemaquid. From here the family went to York, Maine and later to . . . — Map (db m35441) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Paul Bunyan of Bangor, Maine
Currently, the marker reads:       This statue, reputed to be the largest of Paul Bunyon in the world, stands facing the Penobscot River. The legendary giant woodsman is a symbol of the great era in the late 1800's when Bangor, Maine was . . . — Map (db m4938) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine
Site of First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Maine Congregation Beth Israel 1897 — Map (db m40493) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Bangor — World War II Memorial — Cole Land Transportation Museum — 1941-1945
(Front inscription) World War II Memorial 1941-1945---Dedicated to the more that 41,000 Mainers who served in that war. 2,551 gave their lives for our freedom. The jeep was a vehicle of universal to all branches of the U.S. Armed Services. (Side . . . — Map (db m62466) WM
Maine (Penobscot County), Medway — A. J. “Allie” Cole
This scenic overlook named in memory of Maine Highway Pioneer A. J. “Allie” Cole. In 1917 Allie began horse drawn mail, freight and passenger service between Enfield and Burlington, Maine. by the 1920’s he hauled freight in motor trucks . . . — Map (db m2087) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Millinocket — Katahdin
Baxter Peak – elevation- 5267 ft. Northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail A mountain footpath extending over 2000 miles to Springer Mtn. Georgia ← Thoreau Spring         1.0 m. ← Katahdin Stream Campground           5.2 . . . — Map (db m67678) HM
Maine (Penobscot County), Millinocket — Mount Katahdin
This tablet is placed here by the Forest Commissioner of Maine under order of the governor and Executive Council dated March 16, 1932 to record the gift and conveyance to the state on March 3, 1931 and October 7, 1931 by Percival Proctor Baxter, . . . — Map (db m67677) HM
Maine (Piscataquis County), Greenville — Greenville Maine 1963 B-52 Elephant Mountain Crash Site
In memory of those who lost their lives in the B-52 crash of 24 Jan 1963.

Lt.Col. Joe S. Simpson Jr. Maj. William W. Gabriel Maj. Herbert L. Hansen Maj.Robert J. Hill Maj. Robert J. Morrison Capt. Charles G. Leuchter T-Sgt. Michael F. O'Keefe . . . — Map (db m95834) HM

Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Wyoming Sculpture — Sparred Length (tip of jibboom/bowsprit to stern rail) 426 feet
The white-painted steel structure in front of you is a sculpture representing the bow and stern of the six-mast schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden vessel built in the United States. The sculpture stands where the schooner was built in . . . — Map (db m52033) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Wyoming Sculpture — Sparred Length (tip of jibboom/bowsprit to stern rail) 426 feet
The white-painted steel structure in front of you is a sculpture representing the six-mast schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden vessel built in the United States. The sculpture stands where the schooner was built in 1909, but somewhat closer . . . — Map (db m52038) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — All Gave Some, Some Gave All - Vietnam War
Merwin A. Delano, Jr. • Dennis O. Crocker • Dwight A. Price • James L. Avery • Mark A. Babson, Jr. • Wayne C. Cyr — Map (db m77144) WM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Bath Civil War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m51969) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Bath Iron Works — A General Dynamics Company
Known locally as "BIW" or "The Yard," Bath Iron Works has been building ships on the same site since 1890. Over 420 vessels have been built there, including cargo vessels, fishing vessels, yachts, tugs, barges, and naval vessels. Between 1984 and . . . — Map (db m52032) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Bath Street Clock
The Seth Thomas Clock Co. manufactured this timepiece in 1911 and only a few of their two-dial clocks remain. This clock retains its original mechanical operation. In 1915, Fred Cox, owner of Hallet’s Drug Store, purchased the clock and moved it . . . — Map (db m77085) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — City of Bath
This marker has two plaques mounted on the same base Family traditions built this city with blocks of charity. The old city hall’s shortcomings had been obvious for years, but it took bequest of land and money by George Patten . . . — Map (db m77084) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — City of Bath
This marker has two plaques mounted on the same base The home of Kings once stood here. In 1798 William King bought land in the new downtown, just starting on Shaw’s Point, and began to build a home close to the Kennebec River and . . . — Map (db m77089) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Constable William Lawrence
In memory of Constable William Lawrence "Uncle Billy" Jan. 2, 1814 - Sept. 3, 1883 Shot and killed by a burglar while on patrol at the site on the night of September 3, 1883. — Map (db m77087) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Deckhouse from steamer Winapie ca.1909
In 1920, the Percy & Small shipyard did its last significant ship work. The steamer Winapie, built in New Hampshire during World War One, visited for conversion into a tank barge. The shipyard removed this three-compartment deckhouse, . . . — Map (db m52056) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Kennebec River
This major waterway, although in places still undeveloped, remains an important artery for water traffic. The river flows 164 miles from its source at Moosehead Lake to the Atlantic Ocean, 12 miles south of here at Popham. Kennebec is a Wabanaki . . . — Map (db m52051) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Launch day!
Launching featured tradtion, ritual, spectators, and celebration. But it also brought technical challenge and danger to workers and vessel alike. In preparation, a launching crew built a pair of sliding (or launching) ways beneath the . . . — Map (db m52059) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Mill & Joiner Shop (1899)
This sturdy industrial building housed a sawmill for cutting and shaping ship timbers and planks, and a joiner shop for the finer woodworking that went into vessels' cabins, deckhouses, railings, and interiors. In 1909, the shed addition on . . . — Map (db m52084) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Shipyard Owner's Home — The William T. Donnell House — (1840s, 1892)
William T. Donnell married Henry P. Hitchcock's daughter Clara in 1860, and bought this house and shipyard from Clara's mother in 1869. The proximity of residence to workplace was unusual. From this house, W. T. Donnell overlooked his shipyard, . . . — Map (db m52082) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Site of the Blacksmith Shop (1897, 1913)
The blacksmith shop was the first building constructed by Percy & Small after they purchased the old Blaisdell shipyard site from William Donnell in 1896. It was furnished with forges, bellows, and anvils for fabricating large quantities of . . . — Map (db m52095) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Site of the North Ways (1901)
Two building slips, or ways, were important features of the shipyard. The North Ways were prepared as a second building slip, on land purchased in a 1901 expansion. They measured at least 350' long by 50' wide - the largest wooden shipbuilding . . . — Map (db m52053) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Site of the South Ways (ca. 1867)
A good shipbuilding site has a natural 4° to 12° slope down to deep water. Using this grade, building slips (ways) were constructed on cleared and graded areas. These were wooden foundations to accommodate the hull under construction and the . . . — Map (db m52036) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — The Caulkers' Shed (1899)
This workshop was built in 1899 for Charles Oliver and his caulking gang. Here they stored their tools and some of the miles of oakum and cotton yard needed to make vessels' seams watertight. From the steps, Mr. Oliver could keep an eagle eye on . . . — Map (db m52031) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — The Fitting-Out Pier (1906)
At the fitting-out pier new vessels received their equipment and finishing work. This pier had a ramp built into its southern side, to land the large timbers and spars that were floated down the river from the railroad yards. The original 1898 . . . — Map (db m52048) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — The Mould Loft (1917)
Design is the first step in shipbuilding, and it took place in a mould loft. Skilled modelers shaped the schooner's hull in miniature by carving a half-model. They scaled the model's lines full-size on the loft floor, then transferred these lines . . . — Map (db m51988) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — The Pitch Oven (1902)
Caulkers used huge quantities of pitch to pay (or seal) the vessels' deck seams. In the kettles set into this freestanding brick oven, they melted crystallized pine resin over scrap-wood fires, which they carried in buckets to the decks of the . . . — Map (db m52007) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Bath — Transformer House (1909)
The Percy & Small shipyard was electrified from its establishment in 1896. In 1909, the Sagadahoc Power & Light Company began delivering higher-voltage power to the shipyard on a separate industrial line. The transformer stepped down the voltage . . . — Map (db m52083) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Firing a Cannon
Eight soldiers were needed to fire each of the huge cannons that were once here, including a chief of detachment (who gave the commands), a gunner, and six cannoneers. The steps in firing the cannon are shown here. The gunner is indicated by . . . — Map (db m52117) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Fort Popham State Historic Site
Since construction commenced in 1861, the entrance to the Kennebec River has been guarded by Fort Popham, a Civil War era fort that was built to protect the shipbuilding interests in the upriver City of Bath, as well as the state capital in . . . — Map (db m52096) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Fort Popham: Guardian of the Kennebec
Fort Popham is a Third System style granite fort built by the U.S. War Department beginning in 1862. Modifications were made and the fort was used again in the Spanish American War and in World War 1. Another fort, probably wooden, existed here and . . . — Map (db m52097) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Forts on the Kennebec River
Since before Columbus discovered the New World, the Kennebec River has been the scene of settlement and conflict. While Fort Halifax represents the most northern military outpost in the region, it is only one of more than twenty forts that have . . . — Map (db m52195) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Percival P. Baxter
Honorable Percival P. Baxter Governor of Maine who arranged for the purchase of this and other forts from the Federal Government. Fort Popham, with 6,73 acres of land was valued at $6,600. Fort Baldwin, with 45.13 acres of . . . — Map (db m52196) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Phippsburg Veterans and Mariners Memorial — "All gave some - some gave all"
In Memory of Those Who Served Revolutionary War April 19, 1775 to September 3, 1783 Civil War April 12, 1861 to May 26, 1865 Spanish American War April 25, 1898 to August 12, 1898 Phippsburg Honor Roll Let it be . . . — Map (db m52204) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — Sites of Forts in this Area
1. Joseph Berry's Fort - West Bath; 2. Col. Noble's Fort - Pleasant Cove, built in 1734, a stockade with a guard house at each corner and another within the enclosure. "Without its protection the farmers did not dare work their fields."; 3. Clarke . . . — Map (db m52199) HM
Maine (Sagadahoc County), Phippsburg — The Casemate Key to a Fort's Design
Like most other masonry forts built in the United States during the middle 1800s, Fort Popham is made up of a series of casemates. These are large enclosed spaces with high, arched ceilings and places for cannons to fire through wall openings. All . . . — Map (db m52116) HM

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