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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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