'Salute to Castine,' Castine, 1896

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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.

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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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