Wood Island Bell, Biddeford, 2001

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Description

The Wood Island Bell at Vines Landing Biddeford Pool was formerly located on Wood Island at Biddeford Pool. In 1890, this steel bell was replaced by a new 1200 "metal bell". It then sat beside the fog bell tower for some time on Wood Island.

The Biddeford Historical Society submitted a claim to acquire this bell from the Coast Guard on August 2, 1976. In November of that year the Biddeford Historical Society received an invoice from the U. S. Coast Guard for " One bell, lighthouse, Sheffield 1872, Wickers sons & Co. The bell was originally placed in front of the Union Church at Biddeford Pool under the auspices of the Biddeford Pool Improvement Association. As part of a compromise between the Society and the Association. the bell was moved in June 2001 and now stands on Vines Landing, Biddeford Pool.

This information was taken in good part from Edward Rowe Snow's "Sea & Shore" article from the Patriot Ledger, Oct. 19, 1981


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