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Cape Porpoise Trestle and Terminal, ca. 1900-1914

Cape Porpoise Trestle and Terminal, ca. 1900-1914

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Kennebunkport Historical Society

Cape Porpoise was one location where freight was transferred from barges and schooners onto cars pulled by an electric locomotive.

Atlantic Shore Line Railway locomotive #100, for example, pulled cars loaded with coal from Cape Porpoise.

To enable ships to reach the docks, the outer harbor of Cape Porpoise was dredged in 1899 using $125,000 in funds appropriated by Congress.

Eventually the harbor silted in once again.


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