Fort Sullivan barracks, Eastport, 2018

Courtesy of Ruth McInnis, an individual partner

Fort Sullivan barracks, Eastport, 2018

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Description

In 1808, Major Lemuel Trescott oversaw the construction of a garrison on Clark's Hill overlooking the Eastport area. The only remaining evidence of the fort in this location is the ruin of the Fort Sullivan Powder House.

The British occupied Eastport from July 1814 until June 30, 1818. Fort Sullivan was used as a military facility until 1873.

In 1877 the U.S. Government sold the property at Fort Sullivan. The northernmost officers' quarters, built in 1809, was separated from the other two sections of quarters and moved to 74 Washington Street. Another section was moved to Orange Street,
but it deteriorated and was destroyed.

As of 2018, the Washington Street building is a museum, owned and operated by the Border Historical Society.

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About This Item

  • Title: Fort Sullivan barracks, Eastport, 2018
  • Creation Date: 2018
  • Subject Date: 1809
  • Town: Eastport
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Digital photograph
  • Object Type: Image

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