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By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2011
Androscoggin Swinging Bridge WPA Marker
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Androscoggin Swinging BridgeNational Register of Historic Places January 2004
Originally designed and built 1892 by John A. Roebling's Sons Co. for mill workers to cross the river from new housing in Topsham to the Cabot Mill in Brunswick. The bridge has served generations of citizens of all ages between Brunswick and . . . — Map (db m51968) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Bowdoin College War Memorial
• Honored Here Are All Bowdoin Generations Who Served When Our Country Called and Those Who Fell • World War II [Honored Dead] Korea [Honored Dead] Vietnam [Honored Dead] I hear even now the infinite fierce chorus, The cries of . . . — Map (db m55495) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Bowdoin College World War Memorial
Dedicated to the Sons of Bowdoin who in the World War offered their lives and services for their country and for Freedom 1914 - 1918 [Roll of Honored Dead] Breve tempus aetatis satis longum est ad bene honesteque . . . — Map (db m55492) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Brunswick Veterans MemorialIn Grateful Recognition of Valor
Dedicated to the honor and memory of our men and women of Brunswick who served our country in all wars and conflicts — Map (db m51930) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Company K, 1st Maine Volunteer Infantry
In memory of Company "K" 1st Maine Volunteer Inf. Spanish American War 1898 - 1902 Brunswick Maine — Map (db m51369) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Founding of the Maine Medical Association
This monument commemorates the founding of the Maine Medical Association on April 28, 1853. On that date, and near this site, at what was then the Tontine Hotel, 27 physicians met to organize the association which has existed continually to this . . . — Map (db m51926) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Built in 1806, this house was occupied by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family from 1850 to 1852. It was here that Stowe harbored fugitive slave John Andrew Jackson in late 1850. Stowe would go on to write her first novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, . . . — Map (db m105316) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Home of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain1828     1914
Major General of United States Volunteers Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor for gallant conduct at Battle of Gettysburg Governor of Maine     1867 – 1871 President of Bowdoin College   1871 – 1888 Marked by State of Maine . . . — Map (db m21398) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Robinson Memorial Gate
In Memory of Franklin C. Robinson of the class of 1873 for thirty six years teacher of Bowdoin men and in Memory of his wife Ella Maria Tucker Robinson — Map (db m55477) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Robinson Memorial Gate
In memory of Warren Eastman Robinson 1890 - 1918 ———— Bowdoin '10 First Lieutenant U.S. Army Second Battle of the Marne St. Mihiel Meuse Argonne ———— . . . — Map (db m55509) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Brunswick — Site of Fort Andross and Fort George
To mark the site of 1688 Fort Andross 1694 and 1715 Fort George 1737 Also the earliest burial place where are buried Benjamin Larrabee Agent of the Pejepscot Proprietors and Commander of Fort George. Also Robert and . . . — Map (db m51932) HM
Maine (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
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Annie C. McGuire Shipwreck Memorial
Annie C. McGuire shipwrecked here Christmas Eve 1886. — Map (db m95427) HM
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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
Maine (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 Greater . . . — Map (db m41841) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Spurwink Church
Spurwink Church Built, 1802 Rebuilt C.1834 National Register of Historic Sites — Map (db m50331) HM
Maine (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) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — Freeport Maine Civil War Monument
In honor of our soldiers & sailors 1861-1865 1906Map (db m95746) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Freeport — The Desert of Maine
The Desert of Maine was once a productive farm. The first patch of sand appeared about 100 years ago, and has continued to spread over the years, and now covers several hundred acres. — Map (db m104986) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Harpswell — Bailey Island Bridge
Plaque 1 National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Bailey Island Bridge Harpswell, Maine Presented 1984

Plaque 2 This 1150 ft. bridge is an exceptional engineering solution to meet unusual conditions and is the only one . . . — Map (db m108111) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Naples — Songo Lock
This lock, originally built of stone masonry in 1830, was a vital link in the 50 mile long waterway from Portland Harbor to Harrison at the head of Long Lake until the advent of the railroad in 1869. At one time 100 “canal boats” were . . . — Map (db m59436) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Alonzo P. Stinson
Third Sergeant Company H Fifth Regiment Maine Volunteer Infantry Aged 19 Years Killed First Battle Bull Run July 21st 1861 Sergeant Stinson was the first volunteer soldier from Portland to give his life for the preservation of . . . — Map (db m50433) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Arctic Campaign Memorial
In memory of three thousand men and women who gave their lives in the Arctic Campaign 1941-1945 on convoys to and from Russia

We will remember them

May 2000 This granite is given by the people of Murmansk City, Russia to the people of . . . — Map (db m105684) WM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Boxer and EnterpriseHistoric Site
On September 5, 1813 off Monhegan Island on the coast of Maine, the American brig “Enterprise” commanded by 28 year old Lt. William Burrows engaged in battle with the British brig “Boxer” commanded by 29 year old Captain . . . — Map (db m107049) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Charles F. EastmanConductor on the Underground Railroad & Entrepreneur — Portland Freedom Trail
Eastman (1821-1880) was barber, second-hand clothing dealer, mariner and hack driver. He was also a financial supporter of the Abyssinian Meeting House and School. He owned and operated several barber shops with his four sons, including one on . . . — Map (db m50425) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Christopher Christian Manuel1781 - 1845 — Portland Freedom Trail
Activist, Barber and Musician Born in Cape Verde, Africa First President Portland Union Anti-Slavery Society — Map (db m50434) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Eastern CemeteryChartered 1668
Declared a National Historic Site January 1974 Here lie the hardy courageous early settlers, the men and women who founded and defended this area, who made history in civil life, government, law, the arts, education, religion, in the state and . . . — Map (db m50432) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — First Parish ChurchPortland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist 425 Congress Street. A memorial plaque inside First Parish honors Prentis Mellen. Pews within the church are marked for . . . — Map (db m96519) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Franklin Street WharfPortland Freedom Trail
Landing spot for many passengers on the Underground Railroad and embarkation point for their transit to Canada and England. Anti-slavery sympathizers were well-organized to greet stowaways from Southern cargo vessels, find them safe housing in . . . — Map (db m20614) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Friends (Quaker) Meeting HousePortland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Corner of Federal and Pearl Streets. Famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison started the Maine anti-slavery movement with a . . . — Map (db m96520) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — George Cleeves Memorial
In honor of George Cleeves Founder of Portland 1633 Deputy President of the Province of Lygonia 1645 - 1659 There landed with George Cleeves, his wife Joan, and daughter Elizabeth, his partner Richard . . . — Map (db m55535) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Amos Noë and Christiana Williams FreemanPortland Freedom Trail
First full-time called minister of the Abyssinian Meeting House 1841-1852 Rev. Freeman (1809-1893) was an instructor in the school maintained for African Americans in the Abyssinian Meeting House. As conductors on the Underground Railroad, the . . . — Map (db m50428) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Home of Elias and Elizabeth Widgery ThomasPortland Freedom Trail
Corner of India and Congress Street, known as a Station House on the Underground Railroad. The home was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866. The Thomases were prominent in the Portland Anti-Slavery Society, begun in 1833, which also worked to . . . — Map (db m50429) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — India Street Terminal
In recognition of Portland's role in Canada's history India Street Terminal at Milepost 0.0. on the Atlantic & St. Lawrence / St. Lawrence & Atlantic RRs. Grand Trunk Railway of Canada Canadian National Railways July . . . — Map (db m50445) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — John Ford Memorial
[On the base of the John Ford statue]: John Ford, Director - “I Make Westerns” Born: John Martin Feeney, 2-1-1894 Died: John Ford, 8-31-1973 Portland High School Class of 1914 Married Mary McBride Smith . . . — Map (db m72521) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Joseph Coffin Boyd1760 - 1823
District Paymaster US Army, War of 1812 First Maine State Treasurer [Served 1820-1823, died in office] — Map (db m50435) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Mariner's ChurchPortland Maine Freedom Trail
Top Plaque Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque Mariner's Church Fore and Moulton Street location of Daniel Colesworthy's basement anti-slavery bookstore and printshop. In 1836 Colesworthy printed "Light and Truth . . . — Map (db m96607) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — On this site
On this site from 1784 till 1955 stood the house in which Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born February 27, 1807

This boulder is from the Hiram farm of his grandfather, General Peleg Wadsworth, where the poet spent many happy youthful days. The . . . — Map (db m105721) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Civil War Monument1861 - 1865
More than four thousand men were enrolled from Portland in the army and navy for the War of the Rebellion More than three hundred were killed in battle or died in service. Honor and grateful remembrance to the dead, equal honor to those who, daring . . . — Map (db m25392) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Fort Allen Park GAR memorial
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty One country and One flag In memory of the Grand Army of the Republic Dedicated September 9, 1929 By the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 — Map (db m96269) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Maine Memorial
Gun recovered from USS Maine sunk in the harbor Havana Cuba February 15, 1898 — Map (db m96271) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Portland Memorial
Marker 1 USS Portland CA33 Heavy Cruiser W.W. II Battle Record Coral Sea Midway Guadalcanal Kiska Tarawa Makin Marshalls Palau Hollandia Leyte Landings Leyte Landings Surigo Strait Manila Bay Okinawa Accepted Japanese Surrender at Truk . . . — Map (db m96268) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery
Top Plaque Portland Freedom Trail

Bottom plaque The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland's noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey . . . — Map (db m96267) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Freedom Trail Hack Stand of Reuben Ruby
Top plaque Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007

Bottom Plaque The Hack stand of Reuben Ruby, corner of Temple and Federal Streets. Ruby (1798-1878) was Portland's foremost African American Anti-Slavery . . . — Map (db m96610) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Korea and Vietnam Memorial
To the memory of those men of the City of Portland who gave their lives in 1950 Korea 1955 1964 Vietnam 1975 51 names inscribed — Map (db m96525) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine Spanish War/World War I Memorial
In honor of the men of Portland who served their country and civilization in the 1898 Spanish War 1898 1914 World War 1919 This tablet erected 1922 — Map (db m96527) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine World War I Marker
To perpetuate the memory of these men of the City of Portland who with unfaltering loyalty gave their lives in the 1914 World War 1919 67 Names are listed They sought not glory but their country's good — Map (db m96523) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Maine World War II Memorial
In memory of the men of the City of Portland who gave their lives in 1941 World War II 1945 7 rows of names inscribed — Map (db m96526) WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Portland Observatory
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. The Observatory is the nation's only remaining maritime signal tower. It served . . . — Map (db m50418) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Rear Admiral James Alden
Panel 1: [rendering of Rear Admiral James Alden] Born in Portland March 31, 1810 Died in San Francisco Feb 6, 1877 Panel 2: [rendering of a mariner's sextant] Intrepid Explorer Skilful Hydrographer Cartographer of the . . . — Map (db m72995) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Reverend William I. Reese
[Southwest Face] Erected Dec 1, 1859 By a donation from the HON. FRANCIS O.J. SMITH, to honor and perpetuate the memory of REV. WILLIAM I. REESE who while pastor of the First Universalist Society, founded the Portland Widow’s Wood Society. . . . — Map (db m50436) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Secondhand Clothing Store of Lloyd ScottPortland Freedom Trail
Top plaque Portland Freedom Trail Maine Freedom Trails Established 2007 Bottom plaque Secondhand clothing store of Lloyd Scott, 44 Exchange Street. Scott became vice president of the Portland Union anti-slavery society in 1842. . . . — Map (db m96623) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — The Site of Fort Loyal
Erected by the Colonists in 1680 Captured by the French and Indians in 1690. Entire English settlement destroyed ———— To the memory of these brave defenders this tablet placed by The Daughters of the . . . — Map (db m50448) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Tug Stamford Propeller

Measuring nine feet across, this propeller is from the Tug Stamford which was built in 1951 as the Thomas Tracy, then renamed in 1971 to the Stamford. In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Portland Tugboat and Shipbuilding Co. of Portland, . . . — Map (db m105980) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — Wadsworth-Longfellow House
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States U. S. . . . — Map (db m25391) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Portland — War of Independence Memorial1775 - 1783
To the memory of our historic dead who bore arms in the War of Independence and who were ever the brave defenders of our country who made her foundations so enduring — Map (db m50430) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), Scarborough — Civil War Memorial
Scarboro To her sons who fought for the Union — Map (db m50329) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Civil War Memorial
In honor of our Patriot Soldiers and Sailors. 1861-65 Cape Elizabeth • South Portland — Map (db m55536) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Civil War Memorial

In honor of those who served in the War for the Union 1861 - 1865

"Yours has the suffering been the memory shall be ours."

"Your silent tents of green we deck with fragrant flowers."

Erected by Thatcher Post No. 111 . . . — Map (db m107072) WM

Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Civilian Conservation Corps
This plaque was dedicated by Chapter 111 Alumni by former members of the Civilian Consservation 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 m55601) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Coast Artillery Corps at Fort Preble
Dedicated to the men and women of the Coast Artillery Corps who defended Portland Harbor at Fort Preble in five wars from 1808 through 1945 — Map (db m55602) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Early Settlement
The largest 17th century settlement in Cape Elizabeth - which included South Portland and Cape Elizabeth prior to 1895 - was established in 1658 near Spring Point. However, the onset of the French and Indian Wars in 1675 necessitated frequent . . . — Map (db m55673) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — First Congregational Church of South Portland
Near this hallowed ground our earliest settlers erected in 1722 a garrison-meeting house for worship and protection. This was the beginning of the First Congregational Church of South Portland, which was established on November 10, 1734. . . . — Map (db m55603) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Fort Gorges
Built on Hog Island Ledge, Fort Gorges was named after Sir Ferdinando Gorges, colonial proprietor of the Province of Maine. The fort's site allowed it to provide supplemental fire to both Forts Preble and Scammel. Its location at the head of the . . . — Map (db m55627) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Fort Preble
This area is the site of Fort Preble, also known as Fort Hancock during the Revolutionary War, a temporary fort. Fort Preble was begun in 1808 during the administration of Pres. Jefferson and completed before the War of 1812. It was named for . . . — Map (db m55568) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Liberty Ship Memorial
This scenic point of land overlooking Portland Harbor, where Bug Light Park stands today, was once home to a sprawling World War II Shipyard that covered 140 acres of land, including over 60 buildings, and had the capacity to build up to 13 ships . . . — Map (db m50474) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Morris P. Cates
In memory Morris P. Cates Deputy Commissioner of Education through whose untiring efforts - Maine - Vocational-Technical Institute was established in 1946 — Map (db m55599) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Rev. John O'Dowd

First Rector of the Sacred Heart Church — Map (db m107075) HM

Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Shipbuilding
Shipbuilding has been an important part of South Portland’s economy since colonial times. Small vessels built prior to the Revolutionary War were used for fishing and the coasting trade which ranged from the Kennebec River to Virginia. During the . . . — Map (db m55678) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Site of Former Schools
Site of Former Schools District No.6 - Point Village Willard Schools 1867 - 1978 — Map (db m55565) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — South Portland and Its Liberty Ships
In the mid-1800s, when South Portland was still a part of Cape Elizabeth, its waterfront appeared to be a continuous line of bustling yards building and repairing ships. From Butler on Turner's Island to Knight and Blanchard in Knightville to . . . — Map (db m50413) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — South Portland's Ships for Liberty
Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp., 1940-1942 South Portland Shipbuilding Corp., 1941-1943 New England Shipbuilding Corp., 1943-1945 This is a complete list of the ships built by the emergency shipyards at South Portland, Maine, between . . . — Map (db m50396) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Ugly Ducklings
When Rear Admiral Land, U.S. Maritime Commission Chairman showed President Roosevelt the Liberty ship plans, he remarked, "She'll carry a good load. She isn't much to look at though? A real ugly duckling." However, these simple but seaworthy ships . . . — Map (db m50508) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Ultimate Sacrifice
This park memorial is dedicated to all families whose homes and heritages were destroyed in 1942 so a shipyard could be built during World War II This area, known as Cushing’s Point at Ferry Village, consisted of many homes, some built by their . . . — Map (db m84835) HM WM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Work Force
We welcome you to our yard. You are now a member of our army of 25,000 men and women building the ships so urgently needed to carry war supplies to the fighting front. New England Shipbuilding Corporation, Employee Handbook With the . . . — Map (db m55925) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — The Yard
We were all working there for one purpose: to get this country out of trouble. Everyone had one thing in mind: to produce and to win. Bill Walton Worker at New England Shipbuilding Corp. Before there could be any British Ocean class or . . . — Map (db m55737) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — Voyages for Victory
Each new ship strikes a blow at the menace to the Nation and for the Liberty of the Free People of the World… President Franklin Delano Roosevelt September 27, 1941 At the launching of the first Liberty ship, Patrick Henry from . . . — Map (db m55922) HM
Maine (Cumberland County), South Portland — WWII: On the Home Front
During the war we all did our part to contribute. At first I worked at the shipyard as a welder. Then I served on board the Francis Retka, a Liberty ship we launched from the East Yard. Frank Emery Welder, 1941-1944, New England . . . — Map (db m55765) HM

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