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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Expands - 1805 to 1846

Thomaston Expands - 1805 to 1846 As Crick Village became saturated with businesses, entrepreneurs moved west on the County Road to open spaces.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1850 to 1870

1850 to 1870 John Bailey to Edward E. O'Brien, Thomaston, 1861Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Due to its active shipbuilding…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Today

Shipbuilding Today Lyman Morse Boatbuilding Co., Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Today Thomaston…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Thomaston Academy

The Thomaston Academy Thomaston Academy and Congregational Meeting House, Thomaston, ca. 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Greenleaf Cilley

Greenleaf Cilley Greenleaf Cilley was born October 27, 1829 in Thomaston. He entered the service as a midshipman in February 26, 1841.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861

Shipbuilding Declines - 1857 to 1861 Thomaston Bank, Stereo View, Thomaston, ca. 1865Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Due to a…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

Building Boom, early 19th century Ship Samuel Watts, Rounding the Beacon, Thomaston, Maine 1970Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857 Map of Waterfront, Thomaston, Maine 1855Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society In 1853…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox

Henry Knox Text by Lorna Berry Prescott and Ellen Dyer Images from the General Henry Knox Museum, the Thomaston Historical Society and the Maine…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Andrew Anderson

Andrew Anderson Three 10th grade students interviewed Andrew Anderson, age 85, at the retirement home he resides in, in Thomaston, on January 14th…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Civil War

Civil War Text by Mrs. Tribou's freshmen history class, GVHS Images from the Thomaston Historical Society Mrs.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison leaves Thomaston - 2002

Prison leaves Thomaston - 2002 SE Corner, Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Maine 2005Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society By the 21st…