William Pitt Preble, ca. 1870
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This tintype portrait of William Pitt Preble (1811-1905) is housed in a cartouche card. Preble came to Great Cranberry Island as a school teacher, then held many civic posts while pursuing his shipbuilding, shipwreck appraising, and store-keeping enterprises.
He was the second owner of the Preble House, surviving two wives and raising nine children.