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Rockland in Knox County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rockland Harbor Trail

Snow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
1. Rockland Harbor Trail Marker
Inscription.  
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed]

General Information
The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, linking many of the city's open spaces, parks, downtown and waterfront historical sites.

Then
For more than seventy years this area was occupied by multiple lime producing companies. Some were privately owned and some were large companies. East of this site stood the Rockland-Rockport Company which is shown above. At this site stood the Spear Company (pictured to the left). The large stone pile in front of you is an excellent example of a kiln. The limestone was conveyed on a trestle and dumped into the kiln where it was heated until the lime emerged. For 100 years New York and other great American cities depended on Rockland lime for building construction. Rockland's lime industry influenced the entire area.

Information provided by the Shore Village Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
Rockland Harbor Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
2. Rockland Harbor Trail Marker
Rockland Harbor in background. Looking southeast
Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
 
Location. 44° 6.587′ N, 69° 6.553′ W. Marker is in Rockland, Maine, in Knox County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 632 Main Street, Rockland ME 04841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish American War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Hamor Piston (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine (approx. half a mile away); Portland Head Light Bell (1942) (approx. half a mile away); Chapman Park (approx. half a mile away); Civil War and Edwin Libby Post No. 16, G.A.R. Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockland.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Rockland Official Website. (Submitted on May 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rockland Historical Society. (Submitted on May 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Oct. 20, 2020