St. John and Penobscot Rivers map, 1798
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
In 1798 surveyors and map makers were sent out by the governments of Britain and the United States to determine the northeast boundary line between the two countries.
This sketch is part of a collection of maps made to help determine the boundary. It is a copy "taken from one made on Birch Bark by Francis Joseph an Indian with the assistance of other Indians as also the above information of Pleasant Point May 8th 1798 by us Thomas Milledge, Rob Pagan."
Other place names include: Masaskisias, Madawaska River, Lake Pasahagan, Chepenannot River, Lake Kioxakcik. Francis Joseph Neptune was the chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
- Title: St. John and Penobscot Rivers map, 1798
- Creator: Neptune, Francis Joseph
- Creation Date: 1798-05-08
- Subject Date: 1798-05-08
- Town: Pleasant Point
- County: Aroostook, Washington
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 37 x 23
- Local Code: Coll. 26 Box 9 Maps
- Collection: Barclay Collection
- Object Type: Text and Image
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Northeast boundary of the United States--Maps.
Indians of North America--Maine--Maps, Manuscript
Saint John River (Me. and N.B.)--Maps
Penobscot River (Me.)--Maps, Manuscript--Early works to 1800.
St. John River (Me. and N.B.)--Maps
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