Vines Monument, Biddeford Pool, 1916

Contributed by Biddeford Historical Society


The plaque on the monument was a gift in 1916, of William E. Barry a famous daguerreotypist and photographer and sketcher from New York and latter a resident of Kennebunk. It was to commemorate the area at Biddeford Pool visited by Richard Vines in 1616. This is one of the many dozens of his work.

Richard Vines was a doctor from England and visited Biddeford Pool in 1616, with 32 Englishmen after leaving Winter Harbor in the spring they returned to permanently settle the area in 1632.

William Barry was a history enthusiast, with an extensive collection of documents, art work, and books largely made up of materials produced by and relevant to William Edward Barry of Kennebunk (1846-1932) and did many sketches and drawings of dozens of historical sites.

He wanted Richard Vines first settlement in 1616, at Winter Harbor unveiled to the public, and did so by
erecting a monument in honor of Vines landing in 1916, dedicated during the 300th anniversary of Vines landing in 1616.

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  • Title: Vines Monument, Biddeford Pool, 1916
  • Creator: William Edward Barry
  • Creation Date: circa 1916
  • Subject Date: circa 1916
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Stone, photograph
  • Dimensions: 12.0 cm x 12.0 cm
  • Local Code: #559
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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For more information about this item, contact:

Biddeford Historical Society
P.O. Box 200, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 502-0279

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