Contributed by Biddeford Historical Society
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On October 4th, 1976 the U.S. Coast Guard Base in South Portland transferred the Wood Island Light Station bell to the Biddeford Historical & Archives Society, care of Renard Wolfertz. The bell was cast in Sheffield, England in 1872 by Vickers, Sons & Co. The Wood Island Light Station, located at the head of the Saco River, was built in 1808 and authorized by Thomas Jefferson.
The document includes the following Coast Guard statement against discrimination: "In accepting this property from the C.G. I/we agree not to discriminate on the grounds of race, color or national origin so as to (1) restrict an individual in any way in the enjoyment of any advantage or privilege enjoyed by others as to result of receiving such property; or (2) treat an individual differently from others in wheter he satisfies any admission, enrollment or dondition which individuals must meet in order to participate in the enjoyment of any advantage or privilege enjoyed by others as the result of receiving such property."
About This Item
- Title: Shipping document for lighthouse bell, Biddeford, 1976
- Creator: United States. Coast Guard
- Creation Date: 1976-10-04
- Subject Date: 1976-10-04
- Town: Biddeford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: 76.6
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Biddeford Historical Society
P.O. Box 200, Biddeford, ME 04005
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