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

The Penobscot Expedition

1779

 
 
The Penobscot Expedition 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 3, 2009
1. The Penobscot Expedition 1779 Marker
Inscription.  The largest combined infantry-naval operation undertaken by the American colonists during the Revolution met with disaster along this waterway. Two thousand colonials failed to capture Fort George at Castine with its contingent of 750 British land troops, 3 sloops and 4 transports. The Americans burned or sank almost 40 of their own vessels as far north as the City of Bangor as they fled the site of their attack.

Placed in commemoration by Penobscot Expedition Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Searsport, Maine.
 
Erected by Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 44° 33.426′ N, 68° 48.459′ W. Marker is near Bucksport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on U.S. 1, 0.2 miles north of Frank George Road (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stockton Springs ME 04981, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Waldo-Hancock Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terreplein (approx. 0.7 miles away); Firing a Cannon (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Casemate - Key to Fort Design (approx. 0.7 miles away); Where Did the Soldiers Sleep? (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Heart of the Fort (approx. 0.7 miles away); Digging Down and Building Up (approx. 0.7 miles away); Whitcomb-Baker VFW Post 4633 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Daughters of the American Revolution. Penobscot Expedition Chapter. (Submitted on August 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge (facing north). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 3, 2009
2. The Penobscot Narrows Bridge (facing north).
View down river (facing south). image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, August 3, 2009
3. View down river (facing south).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,852 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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