“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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The Museum in the Streets®: Searsport, Maine Historical Markers

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By James True, August 25, 2011
Carver Memorial Library
1 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 4 — Carver Memorial Library / La Bibliothèque CarverSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Captain George A. Carver was born in 1836. He was, in turn, a ship's carpenter, builder, owner and master. Later Carver helped found a successful New York ship chandlery business.Retiring in 1893, Carver returned to Searsport, . . . Map (db m46646) HM
2 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 1 — Civil War Soldiers' Monument / Monumnet aux soldats et La Guerre de SécessionSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Originally erected in 1870 between Mt. Ephraim and Goodall Streets, this monument displays the names of 18 fallen Searsport men. It was dismantled in 1896 and moved to the current location in front of the new Masonic and Odd Fellows . . . Map (db m46641) HM
3 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 8 — Early Banking / Les premières banquesSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Early financial business in Searsport was transacted in Counting Houses. The growth of commerce and industry in the mid 19th Century created the need for a bank. On August 1, 1853, Jeremiah Merithew organized the Searsport Bank which . . . Map (db m46652) HM
4 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 2 — First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 / Premier jour d'école : Central school ca. 1900Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
"First came the short white undershirt and underpants. Next came the vest with two rows of buttons the first of which held up the underpants, then the white blouse with a large Buster Brown collar tied with a very wide bow. The . . . Map (db m46642) HM
5 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 6 — Main Street, 1875Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
When Searsport was incorporated in 1845, Main Street consisted of 2 rows of shops and homes. The first brick building, Leach Block, built in 1834, is in center right of the photograph. To the left of that building is the tall three . . . Map (db m46650) HM
6 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 5 — Making a Living / Gagner sa vieSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
In the 19th Century, Searsport was a busy prosperous town. Although best known for shipbuilding and its supporting industries, there was a barrel factory, a spool factory and grain and lumber mills. In one block on Main Street there . . . Map (db m46648) HM
7 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 7 — Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter: Living and Working in a Neighborhood of ArtisansPeter Ward, charpentier de naviere : viet et travail dans un quartier d'artistans — Searsport, Maine: The Museum in the Streets —
For the better part of the 19th Century Searsport shores were busy with shipbuilding and supporting industries. Close to the yards were steam sheds for bending timbers and planking, blacksmith shops, oakum shops, an iron foundry and . . . Map (db m46651) HM
8 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 9 — Raising the Flag / Hisser le drapeauSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
In 1850, 216 Searsport men listed their occupations as sailor. This work was what they knew; it was traditional in this and other maritime communities. The men were often gone for years at a time. Young men also left Searsport to go . . . Map (db m46653) HM
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9 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 14 — Searsport Cyclone May 22, 1921 / Le Cyclone de Searsport, le 22 mai 1921Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
It was about 1:30 PM - a hot still afternoon. Thunder clouds built up rapidly. A black funnel cloud appeared northwest of town. The air was full of dust and flying debris. The 1859 Phineas Pendleton House across the street was lifted . . . Map (db m46658) HM
10 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 10 — Searsport HouseSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Searsport House was one of the best hotels to be found outside the larger cities, according to The Industrial Journal, Dec. 1909. Built in 1831, the original building was occupied as a private dwelling until 1835 when it was . . . Map (db m46654) HM
11 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 16 — The Growth of Ship Building: Isaac Carver / Le développement des chantiers navals : Isaac CarverSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Until 1800, Settlers in the area were occupied in establishing themselves on the land. At the same time trade up and down the coast and with Massachusetts was by water in sloops and small schooners. These coastal farmers were as much . . . Map (db m46659) HM
12 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 17 — The Home of a Hero / La maison d'un hérosSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Captain Freeman McGilvery (1824-1864) captained two ships prior to the Civil War. At age 38, at sea, he learned of the "Southern Insurrection" and returned to Maine to offer his services to the governor. Assigned to command the 6th . . . Map (db m46661) HM
13 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 12 — The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 / Site d'une scierie, 1890Searsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
On the site across the stream, there was first a grain and then a lumber mill. The dammed up stream provided power to turn the wheel to grind the grain or saw the logs. The stream also provided a conduit for logs floated down to the . . . Map (db m46657) HM
14 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 3 — Union HallSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
Local entrepreneur Frank Lane constructed this building in 1860. A Boston architect, George Harding, designed it as a venue for traveling and local theater productions and community receptions. It was also used for basketball in the . . . Map (db m46644) HM
15 Maine, Waldo County, Searsport — 11 — Union SchoolSearsport, Maine — The Museum in the Streets —
In the 1850s, with no public transportation, children had to walk to school or ride in a wagon. If Searsport families wanted to educate their children, facilities had to be provided within walking distance of their homes. There were . . . Map (db m46655) HM
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Jun. 3, 2023