The Cruiser, Freeport, January 1859

Contributed by Freeport Historical Society


The Cruiser, Freeport, January 20, 1859, vol. 1 no. 1.

The hand-written newspaper was prepared by a church group for passing around the small shipbuilding community of South Freeport.

Eight issues were prepared on a semi-monthly basis, and six of these belong to Freeport Historical Society.

Issues include some shipping news, some illustrations, a few advertisements, stories, poems, essays, math problems & word puzzles. Some articles were written under pseudonyms.

Issue No. 8 mentions that the group was suspending operation for the "season;" apparently they never resumed production.

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About This Item

  • Title: The Cruiser, Freeport, January 1859
  • Creator: South Freeport Mutual Improvement Society
  • Creation Date: 1859-01-20
  • Subject Date: 1859
  • Town: Freeport, South Freeport
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: paper
  • Dimensions: 51 cm x 26 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 130
  • Collection: The Cruiser, Coll. 130
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Freeport Historical Society
45 Main Street, Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170

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