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Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society
Contributed by: Sedgwick-Brooklin Historical Society
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The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
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established in 1912, Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co. is well known in the custom-boatbuilding world, and continues to produce a line of high-end boats…
Morse of Friendship, established Morse Boatbuilding Co. in 1912, one of the longest operating boatbuilding businesses in Thomaston.
… themselves with fishing, logging, farming, and boatbuilding. They set up fish weirs and fences. They felled trees to clear land for farming and…