Keywords: Smith Block
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.
While building the new block, the supervisor of construction, was killed. James E. Haley was killed soon after nine o' clock while working on the…
… Text by Jared Gilliam, Emily Parker, and Kaitlyn Smith 7th grade students at Bath Middle School With images from Patten Free Library Sagadahoc…
… long stove, using odd pieces of discarded shovel blocks.” Everyone used the same long-handled dipper to drink from the pail of fresh water.