Keywords: Georges River
George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
George Abbott, a Brewer fireman, was killed when a chimney from a house on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there.
Judge George Thacher (1754-1824) Judge George Thacher, Biddeford, ca. 1820 Item 33979 infoMcArthur Public Library Biddeford’s second…