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The Butland Shipyard and Cemetery / Le chantier naval Butland et le Cimetière

Kennebunk, Maine

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The Butland Shipyard and Cemetery / Le chantier naval Butland et le Cimetière Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
1. The Butland Shipyard and Cemetery / Le chantier naval Butland et le Cimetière Marker
Inscription.  
More than 20 vessls were built on the Mousm River between the years of 1760 and 1790. Most vessels were built here at what was then "The John Butland Shipyard." The largest vessel weighed nearly 240 tons. Many of the earliest settlers of Kennebunk are buried just beyond, on the knoll to the left. Among them, the Butland and Wormwood families lived and worked in close proximity to the Mousam River. During the late 1800s, the Kennebunk & Kennebunkport Railroad once operated between Kennebunk and Lower Village Kennebunk using this abandoned line, now referred to as The Bridle Path.

Les chantier sur le fleuve Mousam fabriquent plus de 20 naviers entre 1760 et 1790. La plupart proviennent du chantier naval de John Butland situé ici-même. Le plus grand vaisseau pèse 240 tonne. De nombreaux colons de la première houre sont enterrés un peu plus loin, sur la colline à gauche. Les familles Butland et Wormwood vivent et travaillent à proimité de fleuve Mousam. Ver la fin du 18ème siècle la voie de chemin de fer de la ligne Kennebunk & Kennebunkport Railroad est encore en activité entre Kennebunk et le
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bas-village de Kennebunk et utilise cette voie abandonée. Aujourd'hui désaffectée, elle est connue sous le nom de Bridle Path (Chemin des Cavaliers).
 
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraIndustry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Kennebunk, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 43° 21.797′ N, 70° 31.485′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker can be reached from Friendly Pines Lane south of Constitution Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 Constitution Rd, Kennebunk ME 04043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Larrabee Garrison / Le Fort Larrabee (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Landing / The Landing (le quai) (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hugh McCulloch Home / La demeure Hugh McCulloch (approx. 1.3 miles away); The McCulloch House (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Wedding Cake House / La maison du 'Gâteau de Mariage' (approx.
The Butland Shipyard and Cemetery / Le chantier naval Butland et le Cimetière Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
2. The Butland Shipyard and Cemetery / Le chantier naval Butland et le Cimetière Marker
1.3 miles away); The George Wise Home / La demeure George Wise (approx. 1.3 miles away); The James Hubbard Home / La demeure James Hubbard (approx. 1.4 miles away); Boston & Maine R.R. Depot / La gare du Boston & Maine (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 253 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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