Store and Landing on Fosters Point, West Bath, ca. 1910

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum

Description

Alonzo Fisher, Jr. built a small store in 1909 on six acres of land his father had purchased on the New Meadows River. Business was so good, by both land and sea, that a year later he built a much larger store that featured penny candy, freshly baked bread, groceries, an ice cream parlor that he kept cold with 150 tons of ice he harvested each year, and, of course, Moxie. In 1912 his store had a public telephone.

His business was slowing by 1920 as automobile ownership was increasing, and shoppers had the option of traveling to Bath or Brunswick. In 1926 Alonzo sold the store and land and moved to Bath, where he had other businesses, including a bicycle shop. As the Depression began, he and his family moved to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, where they worked as caretakers on an estate.

A storm destroyed the store at Foster’s Point in 1979.

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About This Item

  • Title: Store and Landing on Fosters Point, West Bath, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Local Name: Fosters Point
  • Town: West Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Plate Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Local Code: LB2010.9.122176
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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