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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 (101) Androscoggin County, ME (4) Oxford County, ME (2) Sagadahoc County, ME (30) York County, ME (56)  CumberlandCounty(101) Cumberland County (101)  AndroscogginCounty(4) Androscoggin County (4)  OxfordCounty(2) Oxford County (2)  SagadahocCounty(30) Sagadahoc County (30)  YorkCounty(56) York County (56)
Location of Cape Elizabeth, Maine
    Cumberland County (101)
    Androscoggin County (4)
    Oxford County (2)
    Sagadahoc County (30)
    York County (56)
 
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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 — 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
4Maine (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
5Maine (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
6Maine (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
7Maine (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
8Maine (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
9Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Coast Guard DayAug. 4, 1965
Aug 4,1965 Coast Guard Day 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 175t anniversary of its founding and the commissioning of the light by . . . Map (db m161818) HM
10Maine (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
11Maine (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
12Maine (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
13Maine (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
14Maine (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
15Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking EastCasco 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
16Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking NorthPortland, 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
17Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Looking SouthCape 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
18Maine (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
19Maine (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
20Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head LightNational 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
21Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Spurwink Church
Spurwink Church Built, 1802 Rebuilt C.1834 National Register of Historic SitesMap (db m50331) HM
22Maine (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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