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The town of Falmouth, burnt by Capt. Moet, October 18, 1775

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The town of Falmouth, burnt by Capt. Moet, October 18, 1775

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In 1775 Captain Henry Mowat of the British Navy bombarded Portland (then Falmouth) with incendiary ammunition setting part of the city ablaze.

This image of Portland was taken from a printing plate that was manufactured about 1781.

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  • Title: The town of Falmouth, burnt by Capt. Moet, October 18, 1775
  • Creation Date: circa 1781
  • Subject Date: 1775-10-18
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph, map
  • Local Code: GA 67
  • 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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