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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… and iron framework was transported across the sea and up the tower. Assembled in place in 1857, the latest lamp using “modern” proprietary fuel oil…

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

Sources Bangs, Carrie, “Klondike: The Gold from Sea Water Story Promoted by the Electrolytic Marine Salts Company at North Lubec, Maine”, Lubec…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

… Thomaston in a book entitled “A Town that Went to Sea.” The moniker is most fitting for this tranquil coastal village - a village that might never…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The "Edward O'Brien", the "Washington B. Thomas", & "Edna Hoyt"

… just after leaving Wales she encountered rough seas and storms. She was forced to put into Lisbon since she was leaking badly, and an examination…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… Hotel, The Islesborough and Johnson-by-the-Sea. Soon individuals bought their own property, built family cottages and “camps,” and the Ryder’s cove…

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Bangs, Carrie, “Klondike: The Gold from Sea Water Story Promoted by the Electrolytic Marine Salts Company at North Lubec, Maine”, Lubec Herald…

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… navigated this narrow but treacherous arm of the sea beginning in 1882, later supplemented by auto scows, both suddenly obsolete the day the new…

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Lubec, Maine - Timeline

… School 1980s • Growth of salmon aquaculture, sea urchin, scallop, lobster fisheries • New England Aquarium establishes Bay of Fundy Right Whale…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

Sixty-nine Islesboro men were listed as sea captains during the 1840s, a large segment of the male population at the time.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - V. A Cascade of Booms & Busts (1790-1865) - Page 2 of 3

… industries taking advantage of the river and the sea were starting or expanding. Odd Fellows Poster/Broadside, Biddeford, circa 1855Item…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Sources

… New York : Rinehart, 1958 Drake, Francis Samuel Life and correspondence of Henry Knox, Major-General in the American Revolutionary Army.

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

He is said to have lived an exemplary life thereafter, but his marriage had not survived and his family had suffered humiliation.