Islands seen from Biddeford Pool, 1917

Contributed by McArthur Public Library

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


View of Stage Island and navigation marker, Biddeford Pool, 1917. Stage Island was named from the stages on which the early fishermen dried their fish in colonial times. The stone tower is a navigation marker which was built by order of the United States government in 1825. It is 60 feet high and three workmen were killed when it collapsed while being built. Robert H. Gay was a talented and prolific photographer of the Biddeford area, and sold his images as postcards.

View/Add Comments

About This Item

  • Title: Islands seen from Biddeford Pool, 1917
  • Creator: Robert H. Gay
  • Creation Date: 1917
  • Subject Date: 1917
  • Locations:
    • Biddeford, York County, ME
    • Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: 137B
  • Collection: Robert H. Gay Collection
  • Object Type: Image

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings

For more information about this item, contact:

McArthur Public Library
PO Box 346, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4181

The copyright and related rights status of this item have not been evaluated. Please contact the contributing repository for more information.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.