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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 AndroscogginLewiston-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 (Androscoggin County), Lewiston — Lewiston Maine Civil War Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Auburn in memory of her noble sons who by land and sea gave their lives to preserve the UNION and secure FREEDOM to all its people 1882.

1 Side has 41 names inscribed. Additional side has 41 names inscribed — Map (db m104790) WM

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), Fort Kent — The Aroostook War
The Aroostook War was an undeclared, bloodless “war” that occurred in 1839. The peace treaty that ended the American Revolution in 1783 had not satisfactorily determined the boundary between New Brunswick and what is now Maine. The . . . — Map (db m102463) HM
Maine (Aroostook County), Presque Isle — Maine Solar System ModelScale: 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 (Aroostook County), Winterville — The Aroostook and Fish River Roads
The northern portion of present-day Route 11 from Sherman to Fort Kent was planned and constructed in many stages from 1826 to the 1850s. This stretch of road includes two historical routes: the Aroostook Road, which ran 75 miles from Molunkus . . . — Map (db m102464) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Androscoggin Swinging BridgeNational 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 MemorialIn 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 — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Built in 1806, this house was occupied by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family from 1850 to 1852. It was here that Stowe harbored fugitive slave John Andrew Jackson in late 1850. Stowe would go on to write her first novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, . . . — Map (db m105316) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Home of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain1828     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 EastCasco 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 NorthPortland, 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 SouthCape 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 1906Map (db m95746) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — The Desert of Maine
The Desert of Maine was once a productive farm. The first patch of sand appeared about 100 years ago, and has continued to spread over the years, and now covers several hundred acres. — Map (db m104986) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Harpswell — Bailey Island Bridge
Plaque 1 National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Bailey Island Bridge Harpswell, Maine Presented 1984

Plaque 2 This 1150 ft. bridge is an exceptional engineering solution to meet unusual conditions and is the only one . . . — Map (db m108111) HM

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 — Arctic Campaign Memorial
In memory of three thousand men and women who gave their lives in the Arctic Campaign 1941-1945 on convoys to and from Russia

We will remember them

May 2000 This granite is given by the people of Murmansk City, Russia to the people of . . . — Map (db m105684) WM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Boxer and EnterpriseHistoric Site
On September 5, 1813 off Monhegan Island on the coast of Maine, the American brig “Enterprise” commanded by 28 year old Lt. William Burrows engaged in battle with the British brig “Boxer” commanded by 29 year old Captain . . . — Map (db m107049) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Charles F. EastmanConductor 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 Manuel1781 - 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 CemeteryChartered 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 ChurchPortland 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 WharfPortland 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 HousePortland 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 Noë and Christiana Williams FreemanPortland 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 ThomasPortland 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 Boyd1760 - 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 ChurchPortland 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 — On this site
On this site from 1784 till 1955 stood the house in which Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born February 27, 1807

This boulder is from the Hiram farm of his grandfather, General Peleg Wadsworth, where the poet spent many happy youthful days. The . . . — Map (db m105721) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Civil War Monument1861 - 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 ScottPortland 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 — Tug Stamford Propeller

Measuring nine feet across, this propeller is from the Tug Stamford which was built in 1951 as the Thomas Tracy, then renamed in 1971 to the Stamford. In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Portland Tugboat and Shipbuilding Co. of Portland, . . . — Map (db m105980) 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 Memorial1775 - 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 — Civil War Memorial

In honor of those who served in the War for the Union 1861 - 1865

"Yours has the suffering been the memory shall be ours."

"Your silent tents of green we deck with fragrant flowers."

Erected by Thatcher Post No. 111 . . . — Map (db m107072) WM

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 — Rev. John O'Dowd

First Rector of the Sacred Heart Church — Map (db m107075) 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 — “Hot Line” to EuropeAcadia National Park
A US Navy radio station here at Otter Cliffs served as the most important World War I facility for receiving transatlantic messages – including the first bulletin about the armistice. Alessandro Fabbri, a wealthy island resident and inventor, . . . — Map (db m106555) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Acadia’s Founding FatherAcadia National Park
George B. Dorr, a gentleman scholar and lover of nature, devoted most of his adult life to the creation, maintenance, and expansion of Acadia National Park. The son of affluent Bostonians, Dorr first visited Mount Desert Island in 1868 and later . . . — Map (db m106594) 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 — Bar Harbor Soldiers Monument
Two surviving Rodman/Dahlgren Cannon mounted on nearby Egg Rock in 1898 as part of the Coastal Defense Battery at Frenchman’s Bay, Bar Harbor. ------------------------- This plaque honors those men and women who have fought in the defense of our . . . — Map (db m105401) WM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — 27 — Bar Harbor, MaineThe 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 — 3 — Bar IslandBar Harbor, Maine — The Museum in the Streets
After being privately owned by several families such as the Rodicks and Pineos, the long period of arguments over its development and ideas to build a bridge to Bar Harbor lasted until John D. Rockefeller, Jr. quietly purchased the half of the . . . — Map (db m105932) 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 — Drink in the ViewAcadia National Park
What wondrous stories a water molecule could tell, of wild peaks visited on stormy nights, of quiet rivulets and raging rivers . . . peaceful fogs . . . glaciers . . . ” David Cavagnaro, Living Water Jordan Pond’s . . . — Map (db m106607) 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 — George Bucknam Dorr
. . . — Map (db m106596) 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 — Granite FoundationsAcadia National Park
Rounded mountains, a deep lake, and sheer cliffs reveal this valley’s icy past. But long before glaciers sculpted Acadia’s surface, the granite foundation was forged deep in the Earth. Over 500 million years ago, colliding continents created a mass . . . — Map (db m106544) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Icy DepthsAcadia National Park
Beneath the ocean’s surface lies a rugged seafloor much like the mountainous terrain around you. Over the last two million years, a series of glaciers scoured and shaped this land. The last of these icy bulldozers left a mound of rocky debris . . . — Map (db m106584) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Ocean HighwaysAcadia National Park
Frenchman Bay extends seven miles between Mount Desert Island and the Schoodic Peninsula, which lies beyond the Porcupine Islands. For centuries, humans have plied these bountiful waters to fish, trade, and enjoy the scenery. In the long struggle . . . — Map (db m105628) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Once a Busy WaterfrontAcadia National Park
Since the early 1800s, Otter Creek has been the site of a fishing village with wharfs and fish houses on the waterfront and homes on the hills. Residents caught fish, dried them on racks along the cove, and shipped them to Boston and other cities. . . . — Map (db m106553) 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 — Picture Perfect?Acadia National Park
Sometimes air pollution obscures views like this from Cadillac Mountain and poses a threat to human health, Acadia’s water quality, and vegetation. A large percentage of the pollution comes from out of state. Converging air currents from the South . . . — Map (db m105914) 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 — Secrets of the SandAcadia National Park
Explore the beach and discover a complex mix of marine life – and former lives – revealed in each handful of sand. As much as 70% of the sand consists of broken shells of mussels, sea urchins, barnacles, and periwinkles – signs of . . . — Map (db m106590) 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 — Signs of the SeasonsAcadia National Park
As Acadia’s seasons change, so too does this view. Spring signals tightly wound ferns to unfurl their feathery foliage. Warming weather teases luna moths from their cocoons. As long summer days approach, bright green leaves of the birch trees . . . — Map (db m105906) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Sounds of the SeaAcadia National Park
Hearing the thunder here is all about timing. The best time to witness the boom and spray is two hours before high tide. If the ocean is calm or the tide is low, you may just hear gurgling. What causes the thunder? Over eons the restless forces of . . . — Map (db m106582) 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 MatherJuly 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 — 14 — The Abbe Museum & Congregational ChurchBar Harbor, Maine — The Museum in the Streets
The original Abbe Museum, which still exists at Sieur de Monts Spring, was founded by Dr. Robert Abbe, a surgeon from New York and a Bar Harbor summer resident, who assembled a collection of early Native American artifacts found in the . . . — Map (db m105929) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — The French ConnectionAcadia National Park
Frenchman Bay, in front of you, and other prominent names commemorate the region’s rich French heritage, “Acadia” stems from “Arcadia,” a term used by Giovanni Verrazano’s expedition to describe the Atlantic coast in 1524. . . . — Map (db m105626) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — The Kedge1870
Formerly the Veazie Cottage < Lower Marker : > This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m105933) 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 — 16 — The Village GreenBar Harbor, Maine — The Museum in the Streets
The Village Green was originally the site of the 350-room Grand Hotel. Many stories have been told about the immature Boston boys and the cultured Philadelphia girls who socialized around the “fish pond” at the nearby Rodick House. . . . — Map (db m105922) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — 12 — The YWCA and Jesup Memorial LibraryBar Harbor, Maine — The Museum in the Streets
Mrs. John S. Kennedy had the YWCA built in 1913 to provide housing for young women who came to town to work in the many summer cottages. It continues to provide housing for women to this day.           The Jesup Memorial Library was built in . . . — Map (db m105925) 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 — To the Top!Acadia National Park
On foot, by rail, by road – people have made their way to the summit of Cadillac Mountain for centuries. Noticing the influx of vacationing rusticators in the late 1800s, entrepreneur Frank Clergue devised an ambitious system in which . . . — Map (db m105903) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Unusual Pocket BeachAcadia National Park
Sand Beach is a geologic rarity – one of the few cold-water, shell-based sand beaches in the world. Sand beaches are uncommon in Maine, because cold water traps gases that dissolve seashells and most of the coastline consists of hard granite . . . — Map (db m106587) 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), Bar Harbor — Volcanic Landscape ExposedAcadia National Park
You are standing on granite rock formed millions of years ago when a very hot liquid cooled deep below the Earth’s surface. Trapped in a magma chamber more than two miles deep, the 1,652°F (900° C) liquid crystallized into the mineral rich, pink . . . — Map (db m105918) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Wabanaki TraditionsAcadia National Park
Long before Europeans arrived, Wabanaki people hunted, fished, gathered berries, and harvested clams on what we now call Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. For generations, Wabanaki craftspeople sold handmade ash and sweet-grass baskets . . . — Map (db m105696) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — What Do Park Rangers Do?Acadia National Park
It is a job like no other. Most weeks, park rangers wear many hats. Some help people learn about wildlife. Others patrol trails, answer questions, and help folks stay safe. Some shine light on American history to build understanding of who we are . . . — Map (db m106586) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bar Harbor — Wigwam/wikuwamAcadia
house; dwelling; building; in Passamaquoddy and Maliseet The exhibit before you is a handmade, traditional birchbark wigwam originally built by Penobscot artist Barry Dana and his family in August 2011. Like all homes, it requires yearly . . . — Map (db m105700) 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), Bass Harbor — Bass Harbor Head Light Station1858
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Bass Harbor Head Light Station 1858 — Map (db m105405) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Bass Harbor — Mariners Beware!Acadia National Park
Maine boasts more than 70 lighthouses – an indication of the over 3,400 miles of shoreline that weaves in and out of craggy cliffs and cobble beaches along this rugged coast. Built on rocky promontories and offshore islands, the lighthouses . . . — Map (db m105672) 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 HouseCirca 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 Memorial1861 - 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 Site1874 - 1975
[Title is inscription] — Map (db m55105) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Franklin — World War Memorial1914 - 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 — Carriage Roads - Building the Roads
September 25, 1918 “Dismissal of Incompetent Persons Any incompetent person or persons who may be employed on the work shall be removed on the requisition of the owner or engineer; and no person so removed shall thereafter . . . — Map (db m102501) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Northeast Harbor — Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial ParkIn 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 — Seawater BayAcadia National Park
You are standing by Somes Sound, one of only a few US fjards – glacially carved valleys drowned by the sea. This five-mile-long bay has attracted people for thousands of years. English homesteaders Abraham and Hannah Somes and James and . . . — Map (db m106549) HM
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), Seal Harbor — Carriage Roads - The Gate Lodges
“The construction of these two lodges marks a step well considered in the development of the (carriage road) system and… marks a step in development of the whole island and for the Park, since such beautiful structures just at its . . . — Map (db m102504) HM
Maine (Hancock County), Seal Harbor — Cobbling the CoveAcadia National Park
Ancient ice and powerful waves worked for eons to round the cobbles that grace Acadia’s beaches. Glaciers carried many of them great distances to this spot. Now the sea endlessly tumbles them with local rock creating an ever-changing mosaic of . . . — Map (db m106551) 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), Southwest Harbor — Natural Seawall
Many of Maine’s beaches are covered with cobblestones, but here powerful ocean storms have assembled them into a massive seawall. As the waves break, they scour rocks from the base of the beach and carry them up on the shore. As the tide rises, the . . . — Map (db m105668) 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 Steadfast 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 m102500) HM
Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 9 — Comfort Magazine / Le Magazine Comfort

In July 1895, the first color issue of Comfort rolled off the presses to be sent nationwide to over a million subscribers. W. H. Gannett established his phenomenally successful magazine (1888-1942) to promote Giant Oxien, his . . . — Map (db m111271) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 1775 Quebec Expedition

An expedition under Colonel Benedict Arnold for the capture of Quebec marched from this place in September 1775 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ To record . . . — Map (db m110856) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 25 — A New Look for Water Street / Un nouvel arrivant dans Water StreetThe Museum in the Streets

Holiday shoppers on Water Street in 1932 had a brand new store to shop! That year, the S.S. Kresge five and dime store opened in a modern Art Deco building unique in downtown Augusta. The new building replaced an Italianate block building . . . — Map (db m111199) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Adolphe J. Gingras1896 to 1966

Distinguished Citizen of Augusta Revered by the people of the city for years of service to them as Physician, Counselor and Leader — Map (db m110774) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 26 — An Ornament to the City / Un joyau de la villeThe Museum in the Streets

In 1856, James North built Meonian Hall, named for Maeonia in Asia Minor. The Italianate building stood on the site of the Burton House, Augusta's first post office in 1789. During the Civil War, patriotic rallies and civic meetings were . . . — Map (db m111246) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 23 — Augusta's Publishing Empire / L'empire de l'édition à AugustaThe Museum in the Streets

These buildings were built to house the E. C. Allen Publishing Company. Allen has been called the forerunner of the advertising agency business, the pioneer of low-priced mail order periodicals, and the creator of the premium idea in the . . . — Map (db m111073) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Augusta's Vietnam War Dead Memorial1964 - 1975 — "Duty"

Not for fame or reward Not for place or for rank Not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity But in simple obedience to duty as they understood it These men suffered all Sacrificed all Dared all - and died

Richard W. . . . — Map (db m110960) WM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Birds and Fish of the Kennebec

[Historical information excerpt at bottom of marker]

Old Fort Western and downtown Augusta sit on the site of ancient Cushnoc, the Abenaki word signifying the head of tide on the Kennebec River. Although according to the archaeological . . . — Map (db m110823) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Civil War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m110938) WM
Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Civilian Conservation Corps

In honor of the young men of the Civilian Conservation Corps who, from 1933 to 1942, changed the face of Maine by building parks, roads, trails, forests and citizenship, leaving a lasting legacy to the conservation of natural . . . — Map (db m111015) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 20 — Cornerstone Day / La pose des premières pierresThe Museum in the Streets

On June 14, 1894, the cornerstones for the Masonic Temple and Lithgow Library were laid with imposing Masonic ceremonies. Parades, speeches, and feasting marked the day, and hundreds of people from all over the state participated. . . . — Map (db m111147) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Cushnoc Trading Post1628 - 1661

In commemoration of the first trading voyage of the Pilgrims of Plymouth to the ancient Indian village at Cushnoc on the Kennebec River, 1625, and on this site the establishment of their fur trading post with the Indians, 1628, John . . . — Map (db m110858) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 1 — Cushnoc Trading Post / Le Comptoir Commercial De CushnocThe Museum in the Streets

An endless quest for riches brought Europeans to the Kennebec River by 1607 and to Augusta by 1625. In 1628, the Plymouth (Massachusetts) Colony constructed Cushnoc Trading Post on the Kennebec riverbank at the head of navigation, and . . . — Map (db m110861) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 12 — D.W. Adams Department Store / Le grand magasin de D.W. AdamsThe Museum in the Streets

In 1910, Delbert W. Adams opened a store on Water Street offering "strictly first-class goods at a fair margin of profit." In 1920, Adams moved across the street to 190 Water Street, where the store operated until it closed in 1982. The . . . — Map (db m111248) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 10 — First Kennebec Bridge / Le premier pont du KennebecThe Museum in the Streets

For over 200 years, this site has anchored a span over the Kennebec River. Construction of the first bridge began in May 1797 by the Proprietors of the Kennebec Bridge, which owned and subsequently operated the bridge. Completed on November . . . — Map (db m110811) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 22 — Flag Protest ~ War of 1812 / Drapeau en berne - Guerre de 1812The Museum in the Streets

The embargoes leading to war caused economic hardship in Augusta, and news of war generated disdain in this Federalist Town. Citizens mounted a protest by hanging an effigy of President Madison from the public wharf and flying an American . . . — Map (db m111127) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 18 — Granite Block / Un Bâtiment en granitThe Museum in the Streets

Amid the destruction of the 1865 Great Fire, a new and magnificent building was already rising. Granite Block, built at the corner of Water Street and Market Square, was a three-story edifice faced with granite. The third floor had a 1500 . . . — Map (db m111087) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 2 — Gunshots Reverberate on the Kennebec / Des coups de fusil résonnent sur le fleuve KennebecThe Museum in the Streets

The Pilgrims' trading post at Cushnoc had enjoyed a monopoly of fur trade with local Abenaki since 1628. In the spring of 1634 a vessel commanded by John Hocking of Portsmouth challenged that monopoly. Arriving at Cushnoc, Hocking was . . . — Map (db m110824) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 6 — Majestic House / Une demeure majestueuseThe Museum in the Streets

Constructed facing the Kennebec River in 1799 by Arthur Lithgow, this majestic Federal style dwelling in 1807 became home to Reuel Williams, one of Augusta's most prominent nineteenth century citizen. The 14-room house featured an octagonal . . . — Map (db m110889) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 15 — Market Square / La place du MarchéThe Museum in the Streets

Market Square was an early civic and commercial center for the community. Bordering the Square were Pollard's Tavern and the first Meeting House, built in 1782. In 1816, hard times prompted "Ohio Fever" and the square was a rallying point . . . — Map (db m111082) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — NAS Brunswick Tribute to State of Maine
. . . — Map (db m111033) HM
Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 3 — Old Fort Western / Le vieux Fort WesternThe Museum in the Streets

As part of the strategy to expand and strengthen Massachusetts' territorial claims along the Kennebec River, a Boston-based land company, the Kennebec Proprietors, built Fort Western in 1754. Commanded by James Howard, the Fort served as a . . . — Map (db m110822) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Old Fort Western on the KennebecA National Historic Landmark

Old Fort Western was built in 1754 at Cushnoc, an Abenaki name for the site of an important 17th-century Plymouth Colony trading post. The Old Fort's main house (barrack) is New England's oldest surviving wooden fort building and a symbol . . . — Map (db m111208) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 7 — Riverside: Temple of Peace / Le Temple de la Paix

The Gothic style cottage, now used for business, was built by the Reverend Sylvester Judd as a home and parsonage. In 1840, Judd became minister of Augusta's Unitarian Church, the church of local elite. In 1841, Judd married Jane Elizabeth . . . — Map (db m110891) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — Samantha Reed SmithJune 29, 1972 - August 25, 1985 — Maine's Young Ambassador of Goodwill

In 1982, ten year old Samantha Smith wrote a letter to Yuri Andropov, the leader of the Soviet Union asking, "Why do you want to go to war with the United States?" Mr. Andropov's reply to that letter, his invitation for Samantha to visit, and . . . — Map (db m111036) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 17 — Shipbuilding Days / L'époque des chantiers navalsThe Museum in the Streets

In the golden years of wooden shipbuilding, Maine-built ships carried American goods worldwide-and Augusta was no exception! Master Williams Jones' shipyard was located here in the 1840s & 1850s. From 1837 to 1856, 37 vessels were built in . . . — Map (db m111172) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 4 — Sousa the nonpariel / L'incomparable SouzaThe Museum in the Streets

The afternoon concert at Augusta city hall on May 1, 1897, proved to be both popular and historic. On that day the people of Augusta heard the most famous band in the land—Sousa's Band! John Philip Sousa was by the time of his Augusta . . . — Map (db m110780) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 16 — Steamboat Landing / L'embarquement des bateaux à vapeurThe Museum in the Streets

Steamboats debuted on the Kennebec in 1818. By 1823, the Kennebec Steam Navigation Company operated the Waterville between Bath and Augusta. A nationwide economic decline later forced them out of business, but the organization of the . . . — Map (db m111161) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 8 — Strive to Excel! / Vive L'Excellence !
Map (db m110936) HM
Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 14 — The Great Fire / Le Grand incendieThe Museum in the Streets

On the morning of September 17, 1865, a fire began in the new, still unoccupied Dr. H. H. Hill building on the east side of Water Street, above Oak Street. An arsonist later convicted of setting a Portland fire was suspected, although . . . — Map (db m111205) HM

Maine (Kennebec County), Augusta — 24 — They Were Superior Buildings / Des bâtiments pittoresquesThe Museum in the Streets

By 1858 Water Street had been transformed from a wilderness into a bustling business district featuring many fine commercial brick and wooden buildings. That year a pioneer photographer, Simon Wing of Waterville, took two stereo views of . . . — Map (db m111238) HM


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