Signal flags, Portland, ca. 1800

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Signal flags, Portland, ca. 1800

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These flags were positioned atop the Portland Observatory to alert Portland's residents and shipowners of ships arriving in Portland Harbor.

Lemuel Moody, who built the Portland Observatory and was the caretaker at the time this document was created may be its author.

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  • Title: Signal flags, Portland, ca. 1800
  • Creation Date: circa 1800
  • Subject Date: circa 1800
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 902, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Portland Observatory signal books and thermometrical records
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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