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

Biggest Little City

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Biggest Little City Marker
Inscription. Despite the decline in ship building, the port of Belfast remained busy at the turn of the 20th century. Rapid industrial development took place all along the west side waterfront, and steamships and railroads became the primary movers of goods. Granaries and creameries, clothing and shoe manufacturers, a fuel company and granite works were among the varied industries that formed the economic base of the city. On the east side, ice houses, brickworks, a foundry, and a paper mill were the principal industries. Local shopkeepers sold a variety of goods, and people from communities all around Penobscot Bay relied on steamboat "excursions" to Belfast for a day of shopping. The photograph, taken c. 1900, shows a waterfront crowded with commercial interest, attesting to the vitality of the Belfast economy.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 21.)
 
Location. 44° 25.975′ N, 69° 0.396′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Footbridge Road, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the east end of the footbridge over the river. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Biggest Little City Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Biggest Little City Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Albert W. Stevens (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Great Conflagration (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Finest and the Fastest (approx. 0.4 miles away); Making a Living (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Nut House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The First Mayor (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Circus Comes to Town (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #21 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Biggest Little City Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, September 1, 2012
3. Biggest Little City Marker
Belfast waterfront image. Click for full size.
By James True, September 1, 2012
4. Belfast waterfront
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 270 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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