Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society
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."
About This Item
- 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
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