Falmouth Neck as Destroyed, 1880

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Falmouth Neck as Destroyed, 1880

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William Edwards, a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland, created this map in about 1880 showing what Falmouth Neck, later Portland, looked like after October 18, 1775 when the city was bombarded by the British.

The drawing shows the British vessel Canceaux and various wharves.

Williams drew another map of how Falmouth appeared before the bombardment.

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About This Item

  • Title: Falmouth Neck as Destroyed, 1880
  • Creator: William S. Edwards
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: 1775-10-18
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Map F 318
  • Object Type: Image

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