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Eastport in Washington County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Cultural History

 
 
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Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 11, 2021
1. Cultural History Marker
Inscription.  
Eastport's downtown Historic District is an architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 18th and 19th century shipbuilding industry brought in the resources to create our historically significant residential district of sea captains' homes. By 1833 Eastport was second only to New York City as a trading port. The downtown suffered three major fires in 1839, 1864, and 1886, the last of which shaped its current, unique Italianate architectural look. Peavey Memorial Library was built in 1893 in a Romanesque Revival style.

Eastport has the oldest contiuously operating ship chandlery, stone-ground mustard mill and boat school in the United States.

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art exhibits art of the United States/Canada northeast coa Coast. Its cross-border cultural collections focus on Passamaquoddy Bay.

Looking north on Water Street from Bank Square. Circa 1875. Photo by Davis Loring. Courtesy of “The Quoddy Tides”.

Looking north on Water Street from Bank Square after the Great Fire. Circa 1900. Photographer unknown. Courtesy
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Looking north on Water Street following the Great Fire of 1886. Remains of Frontier National Bank on the left and the U.S. Custom House in the center background. Photograph by Davis Loring. Courtesy of “The Quoddy Tides”.

Shoveling the street after an Eastport snow storm. Photograph courtesy of “The Quoddy Tides”.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1875.
 
Location. 44° 54.237′ N, 66° 59.059′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maine, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Sea Street and Water Street, on the right when traveling north on Sea Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eastport ME 04631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Roosevelts and Eastport (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Wadsworth & Son (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastport Fisherman Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); Sardine Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Eastport Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Anne's Anglican Church (approx. 1.8 miles
Cultural History Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, October 11, 2021
2. Cultural History Marker
away in Canada); Roosevelt Campobello International Park (approx. 3.2 kilometers away in Canada); Mulholland Point / La Pointe Mulholland (approx. 3.2 kilometers away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
 
Tides Institute in Eastport image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel
3. Tides Institute in Eastport
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2021, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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