Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Willis A. Ricker of Castine published his "Salute to Castine, March, Two-Step" in 1896.
The cover of the sheet music includes a dedication "To the Officers of U.S.S. Castine" and an image of the ship, a gunboat that was built by Bath Iron Works and launched in 1892.
Ricker also wrote "Pentagoet Waltz," and "Elite Two-Step." The first page of "Pentagoet" is on the back of the "Castine" sheet music.
Ricker, who was born in 1878, worked in a music store in Castine.
About This Item
- Title: 'Salute to Castine,' Castine, 1896
- Creator: Ricker, Willis A.
- Creation Date: 1896
- Subject Date: 1896
- Town: Castine
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 35.4 cm x 27.3 cm
- Local Code: Sheet Music 52
- Object Type: Text and Image
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