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In 1775 Captain Henry Mowat of the British Navy bombarded Portland (then Falmouth) with incendiary ammunition setting part of the city ablaze.
This image of Portland was taken from a printing plate that was manufactured about 1781.
About This Item
- Title: The town of Falmouth, burnt by Capt. Moet, October 18, 1775
- Creation Date: circa 1781
- Subject Date: 1775-10-18
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph, map
- Local Code: GA 67
- Object Type: Text and Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Maps--Campaigns & battles
- British forces
- Falmouth (Me.)--Burning by the British--Maps
- Naval warfare
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485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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