George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.
The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.
Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.
III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford Copy of Major Phillips sale of lands to Richard Russell, Biddeford, 1673Item Contributed…
A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Pike pole, Stockholm. ca. 1930 Item 19542 infoStockholm Historical Society Hand…
A Photo Essay of Hand Tools Found in the Swedish Colony Adze. Stockholm. c. 1930 Item 19524 infoStockholm Historical Society Adzes.