V.L. Coffin and Son’s Store, Harrington, ca. 1910

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


In 1876 Capt. Voranus L. Coffin purchased the interests of his partners, all shipbuilders, and in 1884 the company became V. L. Coffin and Son. His son was Charles A. Coffin. Their business interests included the general store shown here.

Coffins were among Harrington’s earliest settlers, and several generations contributed significantly to the development and industry of the town. E. S. Coffin was one of the first merchants in Harrington village. Temple, John B., Adams, and V. L. Coffin were all shipbuilders.

V. L. Coffin and Son’s Store later became K. A. Smith General Store and then Anderson’s General Store. By the 1920s a three-story building stood on the site of the two small buildings next to the store.

At various times that building was Self’s Drug Store, Hall’s Drug Store, and Scott’s Variety.

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  • Title: V.L. Coffin and Son’s Store, Harrington, ca. 1910
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Town: Harrington
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.75 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.100987
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co.
  • Object Type: Image

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