Benedict Arnold arrived in Skowhegan on October 4th, 1775, and it was here that Arnold received his first offer of help from the colonists. Joseph Weston and his sons helped Benedict Arnold and his army cross over the Skowhegan Falls, but Joseph later got a severe cold from exposure and died of a fever on Oct.16th. His sons went back to the family home along the Kennebec for they were the first family to settle in Old Canaan or what is now Skowhegan.
Savage Family Hotel Page Images -III Rock End Hotel Area, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1886 Item 21052 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum
Savage Family Hotel Page Images -III Aftermath of the Rock End Hotel Fire, March 1942 Item 22242 infoGreat Harbor Maritime Museum