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

The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth

 
 
The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
1. The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth Marker
Inscription.

To commemorate the voyage of
Captain George Waymouth
to the Coast of Maine

in 1605
His discovery and exploration of the
St. Georges River
and planting a Cross on the
northerly shore of this harbor
where the river "trended westward"

The earliest known claim of
right of possession by Englishmen
on New England soil

 
Erected 1905 by Town of Thomaston.
 
Location. 44° 4.688′ N, 69° 11.21′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Maine, in Knox County. Marker is on City Avenue / Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in a small park west of downtown. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston ME 04861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); Thomaston Historical Timeline ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships
The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
2. The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth Marker
Looking west
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Thomaston, Maine, the Town That Went to Sea ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Revere Bell ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Terraces, Overlook and Allées ( approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomaston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rosier's True Relation of Waymouth's Voyage, published 1605. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Our Maine Ancestors. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPatriots & PatriotismWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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