Crane’s Nest, Roque Bluffs, Machias, ca. 1920

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


One of the early sales at Rogue Bluffs in Machias of developers John Chandler and Gilbert Longfellow was in 1887 to George W. Drisko, editor of The Machias Union. Drisko never built a house and sold the lot in 1894 to Ernest Crane, a Machias store owner, who immediately built a cottage.

Crane spent extended periods of time at his cottage in the winter months, giving as a reason that he was too busy at his store in the summer. The "Crane’s Nest," because of its location, shows up in many early photographs. Most show an ell and stable, which was built in 1895. The "Annex" was added in 1918 and thought to have been a ship’s cabin.

The cottage is now gone.

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  • Title: Crane’s Nest, Roque Bluffs, Machias, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Machias, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.75 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.107836
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

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