“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Lincoln County Maine Historical Markers

Boothbay Maine Civil War Memorial Marker image, Touch for more information
By James R. Murray, July 6, 2015
Boothbay Maine Civil War Memorial Marker
Maine (Lincoln County), Boothbay — Boothbay Maine Civil War Monument
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Maine (Lincoln County), Christmas Cove — In Grateful Memory of Ensign Richard Rundlett WellsUSN 1896-1918
Who was born and grew to young manhood at Christmas Cove. Bred in the tradition of the sea, he was swift to volunteer when his country entered the Great War. He won a commission for meritorious service and gave his life in heroic performance of his . . . — Map (db m126922) HM WM
Maine (Lincoln County), New Harbor — Bell House
The Bell House was built in 1897 to contain the two Shipman fog-signal engines which operated the fog bell. In 1899 these engines were replaced by a Stevens Striking Machine and a wooden tower was built to accommodate the weights which activated . . . — Map (db m55423) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), New Harbor — Oil House
The Oil House was built in 1896 to hold the oil which fueled the lighthouse lamps. A tender would sail as close to the rocks as possible, send a heavy line ashore and transfer the oil. — Map (db m55449) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), New Harbor — Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse 1827-National Register of Historic Places 1985 — Map (db m62471) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Pemaquid — John Cogswell and Family
Near this site on August 14, 1635, John Cogswell and family from Westbury Leigh, Wiltshire, England, first set foot in America. They arrived on the ship Angel Gabriel, which was wrecked here on the following day in a . . . — Map (db m35442) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Pemaquid — Ralph Blaisdell and Family
Near this site on August 15, 1635 Ralph Blaisdell and family were shipwrecked. The ship was the Angel Gabriel bound from Bristol, England to Pemaquid. From here the family went to York, Maine and later to . . . — Map (db m35441) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 20 — Downtown Stores c. 1892The Museum in the Streets

19th-early 20th century downtown Wiscasset provided for all your basic needs and more. In 1898, there were 11 grocers, 3 doctors, 2 apothecaries, 3 fancy and dry goods stores, 2 hardware stores, 4 dressmakers, 2 hair . . . — Map (db m116046) HM

Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 16 — Hilton House, 1892 & Sunken Garden, 1904The Museum in the Streets
A secret garden alive with flowers three seasons of the year, the Sunken Garden was created by Frances Sortwell in the foundation of the Hilton House hotel. The site of a tavern since 1766 and the town stagecoach stop for most of the 19th . . . — Map (db m116040) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 15 — Nickels-Sortwell House 1807The Museum in the Streets
In 1807, Captain William Nickels built one of the finest examples of high Federal style architecture in New England, a mansion of beauty, style, and sophistication. From the elegant entrance to stunning interior detailing, this is a house . . . — Map (db m116039) HM
Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 21 — R.H.T. Taylor Store in 1882The Museum in the Streets

Richard Hawley Tucker Taylor was one of 14 children of James and Harriet Taylor. James was an English mariner who emigrated to the United States. He named his son after his employer, Captain Richard H. Tucker, Sr. When James fell on hard . . . — Map (db m116045) HM

Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 19 — Wawenock Block • 1858The Museum in the Streets

Alexander Johnston, Jr. designed and named this commercial building after the Wawenocks, a band of the Penobscots, Native Americans who lived in this area for many years before the first English settlements. Local builder Henry Bragdon . . . — Map (db m116047) HM

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May. 26, 2020