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Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 Marker
Inscription. On the site across the stream, there was first a grain and then a lumber mill. The dammed up stream provided power to turn the wheel to grind the grain or saw the logs. The stream also provided a conduit for logs floated down to the mill. Note the unpaved road and cribwork construction of the bridge in the photograph, the granite no doubt from nearby quarries in Frankfort. On November 2, 1912, Sally E. Dow wrote, "I recall as a young child watching True Green, lamp-lighter, climb his ladder to the very light here pictured. It must have been in the late nineties for I was about chin-high with the sill of the window directly facing the post." The other photograph shows the ice house (c. 1915) where before electricity ice was cut from the pond behind the dam and stored for summer use.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 44° 27.403′ N, 68° 55.689′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on West Main Street (Rt. US-1) west of Steamboat Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 Marker
walking distance of this marker. Searsport House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raising the Flag (about 700 feet away); Early Banking (about 700 feet away); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Making a Living (approx. 0.2 miles away); Main Street, 1875 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Searsport Cyclone (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #12 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Main Street Today image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
3. Main Street Today
View of Main Street, looking east, as it is today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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