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Historical Markers in Bucksport, Maine

 
Clickable Map of Hancock County, Maine and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hancock County, ME (106) Knox County, ME (42) Penobscot County, ME (39) Waldo County, ME (73) Washington County, ME (64)  HancockCounty(106) Hancock County (106)  KnoxCounty(42) Knox County (42)  PenobscotCounty(39) Penobscot County (39)  WaldoCounty(73) Waldo County (73)  WashingtonCounty(64) Washington County (64)
Ellsworth is the county seat for Hancock County
Bucksport is in Hancock County
      Hancock County (106)  
ADJACENT TO HANCOCK COUNTY
      Knox County (42)  
      Penobscot County (39)  
      Waldo County (73)  
      Washington County (64)  
 
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1Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — 75 Years of Quality Paper MakingBucksport Paper Mill 75th Anniversary — November 2005 —
To take advantage of electricity supplied from the Wyman Dam in Bingham construction began on the Bucksport Mill in 1928 on the site of a former tannery along the banks of the Penobscot River. In its early days, the mill produced newsprint that was . . . Map (db m148398) HM
2Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Fort Knox
Construction of Fort Knox began in 1844 and was halted while still unfinished 25 years and $1 million later. The Fort has never seen any military action. The largest of 133 total cannons fired a 315 pound shell 4,680 yards. The granite was . . . Map (db m55114) HM
3Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Looking to the Future
A Good Sign The sign post behind you symbolizes Bucksport's special place in the world, a town that many would proudly boast as unlike any other in the universe! People from all 4 corners of the globe find their way here, some to visit, . . . Map (db m183890) HM
4Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Of Ships and Men
To the Top of the World The beginnings of an historic journey to the North Pole took place across the bay at the McKay and Dix Shipyard on Verona Island when the keel for a 185-foot, 650 ton wooden sail-steamer named the . . . Map (db m183886) HM
5Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Penobscot River
The Penobscot River is a vital resource. In the 1700's it spawned numerous riverside communities, while the 1800's saw Bangor become the "lumber capital of the world", and Bucksport an international port renowned for shipbuilding. Crafted along . . . Map (db m55115) HM
6Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Rich in Heritage
A Past of Ports The Penobscot River has played an important role in the history and development of the Town of Bucksport. This site where you are standing was once occupied by a commercial wharf, one of many along Bucksport's waterfront in . . . Map (db m183844) HM
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7Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — River of Life
"Panawap'skewtekw,” meaning "River of rocks spreading out” is the original, indigenous name for the Penobscot River. According to an ancient Penobscot legend, the river was created when Guards-Water, a giant frog monster . . . Map (db m183889) HM
8Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Site of the First Sawmill
At this site and adjacent to Mill Stream is the location of the first sawmill built in 1764 by Jonathan Buck. The mill provided boards, staves, shingles and clapboards needed by the settlers as well as for sale in Boston and more distant ports. The . . . Map (db m148399) HM
9Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — The Legend of the Buck Memorial
This monument was erected in memory of Colonel Jonathan Buck, founder of Bucksport, who died on March 13, 1798 The memorial, built of Blue Hill granite, was erected by his descendents nearly sixty years after his death. Sometime after its . . . Map (db m145041) HM
10Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — The Phineas Heywood HouseCirca 1824
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m55117) HM
11Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — The Town of Bucksport
In 1763 Jonathan Buck settled the area, which was subesequently burned during the Revolutionary War. First incorporated as "Buckstown", the name was changed to "Bucksport" in 1817. In the 1800's Bucksport thrived as an international port. Later . . . Map (db m55112) HM
12Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Times of War
Battle on the River In 1779, the early settlers of Bucksport witnessed a devastating military defeat for the Americans during the Revolutionary War. A fleet of 44 warships and support vessels from the Continental Navy Fleet set out on a . . . Map (db m183880) HM
13Maine (Hancock County), Bucksport — Waldo-Hancock Bridge
This unique suspension bridge opened in 1931. The total span 2040 feet (about 7 football fields) at a height of 135 feet. Each 206 foot tower rests on a concrete pier, that required six days of continuously pouring concrete to build. Final cost for . . . Map (db m148396) HM
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14Maine (Waldo County), Bucksport — The Penobscot Expedition1779
The largest combined infantry-naval operation undertaken by the American colonists during the Revolution met with disaster along this waterway. Two thousand colonials failed to capture Fort George at Castine with its contingent of 750 British land . . . Map (db m21458) HM
 
 
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Sep. 27, 2022