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

The view of Frenchman Bay

 
 
The view of Frenchman Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
1. The view of Frenchman Bay Marker
Inscription.
All the mountains that you see are part of Acadia National Park

The Age of Sail lingered into the 1900s as sailing ships proved more economical than steamships for carrying heavy cargos such as granite.

Generations of watercraft ply the bay for business and pleasure
From this hillside, you could once spot passenger steamers ferrying passengers to Bar Harbor; tugs towing great sailing ships carrying granite, ore, lumber and fish; and private yachts headed to the playgrounds of the wealthy in Sorrento, Grindstone Neck or Bar Harbor. Today you are more apt to see working lobster boats, kayaks, pleasure yachts and sailboats.

[Background photo caption reads]
Frenchman Bay in the Early 1900s
Reproduced from a historic postcard

The monument to Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent
Revolutionary War Hero and Merchant, First County Justice and Judge of Probate (B. 1745, D. 1828)

The Revolutionary War almost ruined merchant Paul Sargent financially. He had a large interest in vessels lost by capture or shipwreck. While he was in Boston in 1772, he may have helped plan the Boston Tea Party. An intimate friend of Lafayette, he fought under George Washington. After the War, he retired with his wife and children to a small farm at Sullivan in the District
Col Paul Dudley Sargent Image on Frenchman Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, 1776
2. Col Paul Dudley Sargent Image on Frenchman Bay Marker
of Maine. In 1820, Sargent's son organized an effort to bridge Taunton Bay from Hancock to Sullivan.

The monument to Colonel Sargent is to your left in the field below.

Photos courtesy of Sullivan Sorrento Historical Society, Gouldsboro Historical Society, Beatrice Buckley, and Acadia National Park
 
Erected by Maine Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 44° 31.343′ N, 68° 12.541′ W. Marker is in Sullivan, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on U.S. 1 near Benvenuto Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at a roadside pullout on the south side of U.S. 1. Marker is in this post office area: Sullivan ME 04664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Summer Rusticators, the Tourist Trade and the Waukeag House Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Historic Architecture in Sullivan Harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); Defenders of the Union (approx. 2.2 miles away); Franklin Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Town Hall Site (approx. 4.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 4.6 miles away); Frenchman Bay (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivan.
 
Also see . . .
The view of Frenchman Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
3. The view of Frenchman Bay Marker
Rainy day, with Colonel Sargent monument and Frenchman Bay in distance

1. Frenchman Bay, Maine. (Submitted on April 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Biography of Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent. (Submitted on April 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Paul Dudley Sargent. (Submitted on April 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Detailed picture of the marker. (Submitted on December 12, 2014, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
The view of Frenchman Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
4. The view of Frenchman Bay Marker
Looking east along U.S. 1
Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 22, 2011
5. Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent Monument
About 400 feet south; photo taken from marker location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 21, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on April 22, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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