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Richmond Island Harbor, 1851

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Alexander W. Longfellow (1814-1901) of Portland surveyed a small harbor off Cape Elizabeth in 1850 to support a planned engineering project to construct a granite breakwater to improve the anchorage in the harbor, a safe haven for vessels in bad weather.

The breakwater was not constructed until 1873.

Other Information


  • Title: Richmond Island Harbor, 1851
  • Creator: Longfellow, Alexander Wadsworth
  • Creation Date: 1851
  • Subject Date: 1851
  • Local Name: Richmonds Island
  • Town: Cape Elizabeth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper; map
  • Local Code: Map F 227
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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