Cushing Island, Portland Harbor, ca. 1870

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The painting depicts Cushing Island in Portland Harbor and prominently features the first Ottawa House, a summer resort hotel. The first Ottawa House, built in 1858 by Lemuel Cushing, burned in 1888 and was rebuilt. The second Ottawa House burned in 1917 and was not rebuilt.

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  • Title: Cushing Island, Portland Harbor, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Locations:
    • Portland, Cumberland County, ME
    • Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Paint on canvas
  • Local Code: A86-936
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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