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Mariner's Church

Portland Maine Freedom Trail

 
 
Mariner's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 8, 2016
1. Mariner's Church Marker
Inscription.
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 From Ancient and Sacred History," a book by African American, Robert Benjamin Lewis. It was the first Afro-Centric history of the world giving brief biographical sketches of famous people of African descent. Mariners' Church (Congregational) ministered to waterfront workers.
 
Erected 2007 by Portland Freedom Trails.
 
Location. 43° 39.379′ N, 70° 15.165′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Fore Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin Street Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); Friends (Quaker) Meeting House (approx. mile away); John Ford Memorial (approx. mile away); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby

Mariner's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 7, 2016
2. Mariner's Church Marker
(approx. mile away); Portland Maine World War I Marker (approx. 0.3 miles away); Portland Maine Korea and Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Portland Maine World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Portland.
 
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Mariner's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 8, 2016
3. Mariner's Church Marker
The old Mariner church, which has been repurposed into several different retail establishments
 
 
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