Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930

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Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930

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The Bay Point Hotel, owned by Francis Cobb II, opened on July 4th, 1889.

In 1902, the Ricker family, owners and operators of the Poland Spring Hotel, bought the property and embellished the L-shaped building with turrets, porches, and gingerbread decoration.

Hiram Ricker renamed the hotel "The Samoset," after the Pemaquid chief who was among the first people to greet Europeans.

In 1911 the Maine Central Railroad acquired the hotel. The hotel closed in 1969 and burned completely on October 13, 1972.

A new Samoset was built in 1978.

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About This Item

  • Title: Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930
  • Creation Date: circa 1930
  • Subject Date: circa 1930
  • Town: Rockland
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 448
  • Collection: Prints of original post cards of Witteman Brothers Postal Card Company
  • Object Type: Image

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