View of Portland, 1865

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View of Portland, 1865

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Portland's busy port and waterfront-area businesses are visible in this engraving made in the last year of the Civil War.

The Portland Company iron foundry, at the eastern end of the waterfront, built locomotives for the government and for civilian railroads; the J.B. Brown Co. continued to import molasses and process sugar, and several shipyards built gunboats as well as private vessels during the war.

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About This Item

  • Title: View of Portland, 1865
  • Creator: Bailey & Noyes, Portland
  • Creation Date: 1865
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Lithograph
  • Local Code: GA74
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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