Contributed by Islesboro Historical Society
This long postcard is in two pieces. When the two pieces are connected at the bridge, they create a 180 degree view of Mill Creek, a settlement on the west side of Islesboro. Mill Creek is tidal and empties into Gilkey Bay.
The large gambrel roofed building on the water was a coal shed owned by Ed Eames, one of the first coal dealers on Islesboro. He used his sloop Nautilus to bring coal and passengers from the mainland.
The small white building in the background is Eames' store. Remnants of the coal shed can still be seen at low tide.
About This Item
- Title: Mill Creek panorama, Islesboro, ca. 1880
- Creation Date: circa 1880
- Subject Date: circa 1880
- Local Name: Mill Creek
- Town: Islesboro
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Local Code: Postcards, Oversize
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Coal transportation--Maine--Islesboro
- Nautilus (Boat)
For more information about this item, contact:Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
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