Coaling Station in Lamoine

Contributed by Lamoine Historical Society

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About 1900 the U.S. Navy chose Lamoine as the site for a coaling station for its ships, located at the site of the current State Park. The station was completed in 1902, but was only in operation for a short while. Oil was already replacing coal as the major fuel used by the Navy. During World War I, the station was used for the storage of nitrates, used in making explosives. After that, much of the Station was dismantled for scrap. In the 1930’s the University of Maine acquired some of the buildings for a biological laboratory. It became a State Park in the 1950’s.

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  • Title: Coaling Station in Lamoine
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Lamoine
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Print
  • Object Type: Image

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Lamoine Historical Society
13 Thaddeus Lane, Lamoine, ME 04605
(207) 667-7062

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