Keywords: Thomaston waterfront
Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.
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."
Curling, Thomaston, 1878Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Thomaston’s waterfront has seen over 1,000 vessels launched, ranging in size…
Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Maps from 1855 to 1875 identify shipyards on Water Street…
Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society In 1823 Captain Richard Robinson acquired rights to the…