Keywords: Dry dock
After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
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.
Paine did an extensive business in the lumber trade between here and Liverpool and other foreign ports, his ships returning with salt, coal, dry…
Beginnings Dock at Northeast Harbor, ca. 1903Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library Daniel Kimball opened and operated the first store, and…
… and night soil off of the Commercial Street docks into the Fore River. In 1878, Portland passed an ordinance prohibiting residents from emptying or…