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Portrait of Lemuel Moody, 1826

Item: 5586  |  more info
Title: Portrait of Lemuel Moody, 1826
Contributor: Maine Historical Society

Lemuel Moody was the builder of the Portland Observatory. He was born in 1768 and died in 1846. Moody wanted to build the Observatory because when he was thirteen and working onboard ships, he had noticed that people didn't know when or what ships were coming into Portland harbor. He thought this was a problem so he decided to build a signal tower.

 

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