Post office and steamboat landing at Five Islands, Georgetown, ca. 1910

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


The central white building housed the Five Islands’ general store and post office in 1910. It was conveniently close to the landing where goods and mail arrived.

The two-story building with the ramp was called the “Love Nest,” despite its history of industrial uses, which included canning and sewing. At one time, however, many young couples starting their lives together rented the top floor.

Hendricks Head Light on the Southport shore was located across the water on the left.

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About This Item

  • Title: Post office and steamboat landing at Five Islands, Georgetown, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • 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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