Camp Edgewood on Sebasco Estates, Phippsburg, ca. 1910

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


Freeman H. Merritt, a postmaster and contractor from White Plains, New York, bought land in
Sebasco from George W. Lowell and William Beal. Between 1909 and 1912 local craftsmen built several cottages there, including Camp Edgewood. Italian masons from Boston built chimneys and stone fireplaces. Freeman and Jenny Merritt owned and operated the Rock Gardens Inn there.

In 1928 Nathan Cushman bought part of the land and some cottages and developed Sebasco Lodge. Camp Edgewood became the office for Sebasco Lodge and the caretaker’s house, where Gordon and Irene Alden and their children lived from 1945 to 1963.
Bark-covered slab siding was on the outside, with a porch in the middle. Later, employees of the lodge
and resort lived there in the summer.

Sold in 2005, Camp Edgewood was moved to a lot on Round Cove, and a new hotel was built on the original site of that and several other cottages.

The Rock Gardens Inn and Sebasco Lodge, called the Sebasco Harbor Resort in 2018, were still welcoming summer visitors.

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About This Item

  • Title: Camp Edgewood on Sebasco Estates, Phippsburg, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Location: Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Glass Plate Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.110498
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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