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

Penobscot River

 
 
Penobscot River Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
1. Penobscot River Marker
Inscription.  
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 the Penobscot were the "batteau" and "peavey", two inventions invaluable to the massive log drives that brought timber to the mills. Recently, water quality has improved dramatically fostering increased recreational uses and the return of Atlantic Salmon.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EnvironmentIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 34.284′ N, 68° 47.686′ W. Marker is in Bucksport, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is along the Downtown Waterfront Walkway, near the Marina, and about 225 feet SSE of the intersection of Main (Maine Route 15) and Elm Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bucksport ME 04416, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Knox (a few steps from this marker); The Town of Bucksport
Penobscot River and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 23, 2011
2. Penobscot River and Marker
Penobscot Narrows Bridge in distance
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Phineas Heywood House (within shouting distance of this marker); Waldo-Hancock Bridge (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the First Sawmill (approx. 0.3 miles away); 75 Years of Quality Paper Making (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Legend of the Buck Memorial (approx. half a mile away); A Grand Plan (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bucksport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Penobscot River. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Penobscot River Watershed History. (Submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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