House Island quarantine station, Portland, 1941

Contributed by National Archives at Boston


The photograph shows the commanding officer's quarters in the quarantine station at House Island in Casco Bay.

The quarantine station got its name when it was used to quarantine immigrants coming into Portland. The island was used for immigration processing from 1907 to 1937.

During World War II, the Navy had a large presence in Casco Bay.

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About This Item

  • Title: House Island quarantine station, Portland, 1941
  • Creator: Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. First Naval District. Office of Public Works.
  • Creation Date: 1941-05-06
  • Subject Date: 1941-05-06
  • Local Name: Casco Bay, House Island
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: ARC # 1142646, Box PB-001, 12/12/09
  • Collection: Record Group 181: Records of Naval Districts and Shore Establishments; Photographs Depicting Naval Shore Establishments
  • Object Type: Image

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