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Title: Fort Kent Block House
Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society
Location: Fort Kent
Media: monochrome photograph
Title: Edgecomb block house, 1896
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
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.