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Big Tree section, Islesboro, ca. 1936

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Big Tree section, Islesboro, ca. 1936

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This section of tree was cut from a large ash, known locally as Big Tree.

For many years, Big Tree, which stood in a large clearing near the shore of Seal Harbor, served as a landmark for sailors around the northern end of Penobscot Bay.

The tree was approximately 90 feet tall and could be seen from a great distance. It was struck by lightening in 1929, but stood until 1944 when it was brought down by a hurricane.

The inscription reads "Old Ash Tree 1936."

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  • Title: Big Tree section, Islesboro, ca. 1936
  • Creation Date: circa 1936
  • Subject Date: circa 1936
  • Town: Islesboro
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ash wood
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 45 cm x 15 cm
  • Local Code: 1111.045
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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