Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society
For many years, Big Tree, which stood in a large clearing near the shore of Seal Harbor, served as a landmark for sailors around the northern end of Penobscot Bay. The tree was approximately 90 feet tall and could be seen from a great distance. The tree was struck by lightning in 1929, but stood until 1944 when it was brought down by a hurricane.
Big Tree is now the name of a public beach, across the road from where the tree stood.
About This Item
- Title: Big Tree, Islesboro, ca. 1920
- Creation Date: circa 1920
- Subject Date: circa 1920
- Town: Islesboro
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Open Photo Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
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