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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mariner's Church

Portland Maine Freedom Trail

 
 
Mariner's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, August 8, 2016
1. Mariner's Church Marker
Inscription.  
Top Plaque
Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque
Mariner's Church Fore and Moulton Street location of Daniel Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and printshop. In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth From Ancient and Sacred History," a book by African American, Robert Benjamin Lewis. It was the first Afro-Centric history of the world giving brief biographical sketches of famous people of African descent. Mariners' Church (Congregational) ministered to waterfront workers.
 
Erected 2007 by Portland Freedom Trails. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Maine, Portland Freedom Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 43° 39.379′ N, 70° 15.165′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Fore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 368 Fore Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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Photographed By James R. Murray, August 7, 2016
2. Mariner's Church Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd Scott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Deacon Brown Thurston, 32 Union Street (about 700 feet away); Casco Bay's four thousand years of sustainable, stable productivity (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Dirty History of Casco Bay (approx. 0.2 miles away); Today, you see a healthier Casco Bay / Take a closer look (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elm Theater Mask (approx. 0.2 miles away); Franklin Street Wharf (approx. 0.2 miles away); County of Cumberland (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
Mariner's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James R. Murray, August 8, 2016
3. Mariner's Church Marker
The old Mariner church, which has been repurposed into several different retail establishments
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 27, 2022