Keywords: Revolutionary War
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Contributed by: Bucksport Historical Society
Date: circa 1776
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Media: pen on paper
The story of the capture of the British ship Margaretta by a group of Patriots in Machias on June 12, 1755 has taken on legendary proportions, some of them deserved, some exaggerated to improve the story and to move Machias more toward the center of the Revolutionary War narrative.
Highlights of Biddeford history presented by McArthur Public Library, Biddeford Historical Society, and Biddeford High School’s Project ASPIRE class. The site explores shipbuilding, the Civil War homefront, women’s clubs, influential residents, and some of the city’s famous artists and inventors.