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 storekeeping enterprises. He was the second owner of the Preble House, surviving two wives and raising nine children.