Otter Cliff House at Five Islands, Georgetown, 1913

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


The Otter Cliff House was one of the many boarding houses, inns, and hotels that opened as tourists came to explore the beauty of the Maine coast.

Many visitors stayed for the whole summer, arriving by steamboat and then settling into peaceful summer days of relaxation and local excursions.

Bina Hartford Marr, from Quincy, Massachusetts, owned the Otter Cliff House, a small hotel built in 1890. It had 24 guest rooms and provided three meals a day, served by local women. The top floor was a dance hall. Otter Cliff House operated until 1944.

Bina Hartford Marr’s extended family lived in the hotel during World War II. Fire destroyed the building in 1949.

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About This Item

  • Title: Otter Cliff House at Five Islands, Georgetown, 1913
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Creation Date: 1913
  • Subject Date: 1913
  • Local Name: Five Islands
  • Town: Georgetown
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Plate Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.8 cm
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
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