Gold from seawater swindle, Lubec, 1898

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


Construction of the “Yukon” gold plant at the Canal, North Lubec. The scheme used the wide range of tides in the Bay of Fundy to submerge electrodes which were fraudently purported to accumulate gold when under seawater.

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  • Title: Gold from seawater swindle, Lubec, 1898
  • Creation Date: 1898
  • Subject Date: 1898
  • Location: Lubec, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9.8 cm x 12.2 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 36 jpg
  • Collection: Davis Pike
  • Object Type: Image

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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