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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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