Thomaston in Knox County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth
Captain George Waymouth
to the Coast of Maine
His discovery and exploration of the
St. Georges River
and planting a Cross on the
northerly shore of this harbor
where the river "trended westward"
The earliest known claim of
right of possession by Englishmen
on New England soil
Erected 1905 by Town of Thomaston.
Location. 44° 4.688′ N, 69° 11.21′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Maine, in Knox County. Marker is on City Avenue / Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in a small park west of downtown. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston ME 04861, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomaston Historical Timeline (approx. 0.2 miles away); Near the Old Prison / └ CotÚ de l'Ancienne Prison (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships Welcome to Thomaston, Maine, the Town That Went to Sea (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter Hamor Piston (approx. 4.2 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomaston.
Also see . . .
1. Rosier's True Relation of Waymouth's Voyage, published 1605. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Our Maine Ancestors. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Exploration • Patriots & Patriotism • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 396 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.