Big Tree, Islesboro, ca. 1920

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Big Tree, Islesboro, ca. 1920

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For many years, Big Tree, which stood in a large clearing near the shore of Seal Harbor, served as a landmark for sailors around the northern end of Penobscot Bay. The tree was approximately 90 feet tall and could be seen from a great distance. The tree was struck by lightning in 1929, but stood until 1944 when it was brought down by a hurricane.

Big Tree is now the name of a public beach, across the road from where the tree stood.

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  • Title: Big Tree, Islesboro, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Location: Islesboro, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Open Photo Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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