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First car to cross Penobscot Bay on ice, 1917

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First car to cross Penobscot Bay on ice, 1917

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Automobile and horse sled of supplies on ice near Eastern Steamship Co. wharf on Belfast Bay.

A. A. Gray of Harborside drove his car to Belfast in the winter of 1917. It reportedly took him a half hour to arrive. He made several trips back and forth before the ice went out.

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  • Title: First car to cross Penobscot Bay on ice, 1917
  • Creation Date: 1917
  • Subject Date: 1917
  • Local Name: Harbor
  • Town: Belfast
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 14.5 cm x 8.8 cm
  • Collection: Helen Shute Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Belfast Historical Society
10 Market Street, Belfast, ME 04915

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