Keywords: Colonial Lighthouse
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
… villages.” (Ghere, 513) Wood Island and lighthouse, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1915Item Contributed byMcArthur Public Library Their doom was just…
… Village and Grindle Point where Islesboro’s only lighthouse was built in 1850. A schoolhouse, the Creek School, located near the creek overlooking…