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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

 
Clickable Map of Cumberland 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 Cumberland County, ME (177) Androscoggin County, ME (50) Oxford County, ME (4) Sagadahoc County, ME (30) York County, ME (131)  CumberlandCounty(177) Cumberland County (177)  AndroscogginCounty(50) Androscoggin County (50)  OxfordCounty(4) Oxford County (4)  SagadahocCounty(30) Sagadahoc County (30)  YorkCounty(131) York County (131)
Portland is the county seat for Cumberland County
Cape Elizabeth is in Cumberland County
      Cumberland County (177)  
ADJACENT TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY
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1Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — A Town Within A Town
The primary purpose of Fort Williams may have been for coastal defense, yet many men, women, and children also called it home. This self-sustaining community featured many of the buildings and services typical of an American town of the time . . . Map (db m25389) HM
2Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Annie C. McGuire Shipwreck Memorial
Annie C. McGuire shipwrecked here Christmas Eve 1886.Map (db m95427) HM
3Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Artillery Engineer Storehouse
This building was constructed in 1914 by the Quartermaster Corps for use as the Artillery Engineer Storehouse of Fort Williams. The structure housed the tools, equipments, and supplies used by the artillery engineer in maintianing and repairing the . . . Map (db m186112) HM
4Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Artillery Engineer Storehouse — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was constructed in 1914 by the Quartermaster Corps for use as the Artillery Engineer Storehouse of Fort Williams. The structure housed the tools, equipments, and supplies used by the artillery engineer in maintianing and repairing the . . . Map (db m186113) HM
5Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Bachelor Officers' Quarters — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was completed in 1909 for use by unmarried officers of the Coast Artillery Corps stationed at Fort Williams. Visiting officers or married officers without their families might also reside in the quarters. The structure was built to . . . Map (db m186117) HM
6Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Bachelor's Officers' Quarters
THis building was completed in 1909 for use by unmarried officers of the Coast Artillery Corps stationed at Fort Williams. Visiting officers or married officers without their families might also reside in the quarters. The structure was built to . . . Map (db m186116) HM
7Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Blair
Battery Blair was completed in 1903. It was named for Francis P. Blair, Jr., a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars who rose to the rank of major general and later represented Missouri in the U.S. Senate. The battery consisted of two twelve-inch . . . Map (db m25378) HM
8Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Blair
You are standing at the site of the largest of six gun batteries built at Fort Williams. Named for Francis P. Blair, Jr., a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars, Battery Blair was manned during World War I and the early years of World War II. . . . Map (db m161815) HM
9Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Erasmus Keyes
Battery Erasmus Keyes was completed In 1905 and named for Erasmus D. Keyes, a Maine resident and graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who rose to the rank of major general during the Civil War. The battery mounted two three-inch, rapid fire guns to . . . Map (db m161825) HM
10Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Battery Hobart
Battery Hobart was built in 1898 and named for Lieutenant Henry A. Hobart, one of the first Maine graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, who was killed in action during the War of 1812. The battery mounted one British-built six-inch gun, . . . Map (db m161822) HM
11Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — CCC Headquarters
One of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs, the Civilian Conservation Corps hired unemployed young men during the Great Depression. The CCC provided training to men between the ages of 18 and 25 for work on conservation projects including . . . Map (db m25390) HM
12Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Central Powerhouse
This building was completed in 1905 as the central powerhouse for Fort Williams by the Quartermaster Corps. The structure was built of reinforced concrete and sited in this sheltered spot to protect it from the fire of hostile vessels. Inside, . . . Map (db m186101) HM
13Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Civilian Conservation Corps
This plaque was dedicated by Chapter 111 Alumni by former members of the Civilian Conservation Corps in memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the members, who served at this post and other C.C.C. camps in Maine and throughout the United States . . . Map (db m50361) HM
14Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Coast Guard Day — Aug. 4, 1965
In this bicentennial year, 1765-1965, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, the town dedicates this plaque in honor of the United States Coast Guard on the 175th anniversary of its founding and the commissioning of the light by the President of the United . . . Map (db m161818) HM WM
15Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Daily Life
After World War I, Fort Williams was placed on caretaker status as a coast artillery post, and became home to the 5th Infantry Regiment upon its return from occupation duty in Germany in 1922. The 5th remained at the fort until 1939, longer . . . Map (db m161812) HM
16Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Field Officer's Quarters
This building was completed in 1911 under the direction of the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army for use by a field officer (colonel, lieutenant colonel, or majro) of the Coast Artillery Corps and his family stationed at Fort Williams. It was . . . Map (db m186114) HM
17Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Field Officer's Quarters — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was completed in 1911 under the direction of the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army for use by a field officer (colonel, lieutenant colonel, or majro) of the Coast Artillery Corps and his family stationed at Fort Williams. It was . . . Map (db m186115) HM
18Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fort Williams
This former military installation, begun in 1873 and known as The Battery at Portland Head, was a sub-post of Fort Preble until 1898 when it became a separate independent fort. It was designated Fort Williams in honor of Brevet Major General Seth . . . Map (db m23389) HM
19Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Fort Williams
From the 1750s, Portland Harbor was of economic importance as the closest American harbor to Europe and of strategic importance as a protected anchorage for the navy. As part of an upgrading of the harbor defenses in 1873, construction began on a . . . Map (db m25385) HM
20Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Goddard Mansion
The Goddard Manson was completed in 1858 for John Goddard (1811-1870) to an Italianate villa design prepared by Portland architect Charles Alexander, who planned other prominent buildings in the area. It was built of native stone and was one of the . . . Map (db m161828) HM
21Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Gun Shed — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
This building was completed in 1934 for the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment of the Maine National Guard by the Quartermaster Corps. The shed was used to house two of the regiment's four mobile 155mm guns and the large Holt crawler tractor used to . . . Map (db m186105) HM
22Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Gun Shed
This building was completed in 1934 for the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment of the Maine National Guard by the Quartermaster Corps. The shed was used to house two of the regiment's four mobile 155mm guns and the large Holt crawler tractor used to . . . Map (db m186106) HM
23Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow often walked from Portland to visit this Lighthouse. The Keepers were his friends and it is believed he sat here for inspiration for his poem "The Lighthouse" "Sail on; Sail on ye stately ships; And with your . . . Map (db m161820) HM
24Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Lighthouse Bicentennial — 1789 - 1989 Portland Head Light
"Keepers of the Light" 1791 John K. Greenleaf • 1796 Dave Duncan • 1976 Barzillai Delano • 1820 Joshua Freeman • 1840 Richard Lee • 1849 John F. Watts • 1853 John W. Coolidge • 1854 James S. Williams • 1854 James Delano • . . . Map (db m186104) HM WM
25Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking East — Casco Bay
[Header Information] Portland Harbor: Ice-free, 25' deep at low tide Export/Import: Paper, Electronics, Foresty Products, Seafood, Oil & Gas Winds: Southerly in Summer, Northerly in Winter Commercial Fishing Fleet: 150 Peaks Island: Most . . . Map (db m50382) HM
26Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking North — Portland, Maine
[Header Information] Population: 65,000 Surrounding Population: 250,000 Number of Languages Spoken in the Portland Public Schools: 40 Visitors Per Year: 3,750,000 Average Summer Temperature: 82° Miles from Boston: 100 Amount of office . . . Map (db m50362) HM
27Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking South — Cape Elizabeth
[Header Information] Hannaford Bros. Co.: The supermarket chain was founded in 1883 to sell the vegetables and fruits grown on a farm in Cape Elizabeth. Farming: Cape Elizabeth-grown cabbage was considered the best in the state, bringing $10 a . . . Map (db m50384) HM
28Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Militia Storehouse
The Militia Storehouse was built in 1915 by the Quartermaster Corps and was assigned to the Maine National Guard. The concrete building was used by the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment for storage of tents, bunks, and other equipment required during . . . Map (db m186107) HM
29Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Militia Storehouse — Fort Williams — 1899 - 1962 —
The Militia Storehouse was built in 1915 by the Quartermaster Corps and was assigned to the Maine National Guard. The concrete building was used by the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment for storage of tents, bunks, and other equipment required during . . . Map (db m186111) HM
30Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Mining Casemate
This Mining Casemate was constructed in 1891, but it was rebuilt in 1903, enlarged in 1907, and modernized during World War II. The function of the casemate was to control the minefield in the main channel, which was laid during the Spanish-American . . . Map (db m186118) HM
31Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — National Guard
The 240th Coast Artillery Regiment of the Maine National Guard was created to assist the 8th Coast Artillery Regiment in time of war. In 1930, a formal National Guard camp was laid out at the fort with mess halls and concrete slabs for tents. . . . Map (db m161816) HM
32Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head Light
Since its commission by George Washington in 1790, Portland Head Light remains an enduring symbol of the rugged, solid characteristics of a magnificent coastline and proud people weathering the challenges of nature and time. In observance of . . . Map (db m41841) HM
33Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head Light — National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark
American Society of Civil Engineers 1852 Portland Head Light Portland Head Light was the first lighthouse completed and put into service by the Federal Government under the Lighthouse Act of 1789 Completed 1791 Designated 2002Map (db m161819) HM
34Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Spurwink Church
Spurwink Church Built, 1802 Rebuilt C.1834 National Register of Historic SitesMap (db m50331) HM
35Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — U.S.S. Eagle 56 (PE-56) — 23 April 1945
Officers Killed in Action Lt. James G. Early (Commander) • Lt. John R. Laubach • Lt. Ambrose O. Vanderheiden • Ens. Seth E. Chapin • Ens. Roy F. Swan Enlisted Crew Killed in Action John J. Alexander F2c • James O. Brown CGM • . . . Map (db m186103) WM
36Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56)
In memory of the officers and crewmen of the U.S. Navy's Eagle Class Sub-Chaser U.S.S. Eagle-56 (PE-56) torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-853 approximately nine miles southeast of this location on Monday, 23 April 1945 with the loss of . . . Map (db m50332) WM
 
 
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May. 28, 2022