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

Making a Living

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Making a Living Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Making a Living Marker
Inscription. In the 19th Century, Searsport was a busy prosperous town. Although best known for shipbuilding and its supporting industries, there was a barrel factory, a spool factory and grain and lumber mills. In one block on Main Street there was a dry goods shop, a hat shop, a hardware store and a grocery store. In another block there was a sign in a restaurant, "Don't kick our coffee. You may be old and weak someday." Visible in the photograph is the interior of Whitcomb's Grocery c. 1929. This store was owned by the same family from 1879 until 1943. It is currently owned by the Penobscot Marine Museum and used as a gallery and gift store.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 5.)
 
Location. 44° 27.53′ N, 68° 55.509′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Rt. US-1) and Knox Bros. Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East Main Street (Rt. US-1). Touch for map. Marker is in front of the Penobscot Marine Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Main Street, 1875 (a few steps from
Making a Living Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Making a Living Marker
The store referred to in the marker occupied the right side of this building. The Penobscot Marine Museum gallery and gift shop now occupies the space.
this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Banking (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raising the Flag (about 400 feet away); Union Hall (about 400 feet away); Searsport House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #5 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2011, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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