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Union Wharf, Portland, 1962

Item: 13052  |  more info
Title: Union Wharf, Portland, 1962
Contributor: Maine Historical Society

In 1793 Union Wharf was built at the bottom of Portland?s Union Street, for which the wharf is named. A group of twenty-five men agreed to build the wharf. It was stated on the deed of the wharf, the wharf was built to bring stores and bussinesses to the waterfront.

?Proprietors of Union Wharf? is what the constructors of Union Wharf named themselves. In 1792 the group had voted that they were to sell their shares at about 50 pounds each. They did this to raise money to build the wharf. Enoch Ilsley, David Smith, Robert Boyd and Joseph Jewett each bought two shares. One proprietor, Nathaniel Deering had no share.

 

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