Keywords: family at sea
Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1894 Location: Westport Island; Boothbay; Cambridge Media: Ink on paper
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.
Members of the Washburn family of Livermore participated in the Civil War in a variety of ways -- from Caroline at the homefront, to Samuel at sea, Elihu, as a Congressman from Illinois, and Israel governor of Maine. The family had considerable influence politically on several fronts.
Verlie Greenleaf (1891-1992) bore witness to over a century of Westport Island's history. Many changes occurred during Verlie's 100-year life. Verlie Greenleaf donated photographs, personal notes, and sat for an interview in 1987, all part of the Westport Island History Committee's collection. Her words frame this exhibition, providing a first-person account of her life.
… and iron framework was transported across the sea and up the tower. Assembled in place in 1857, the latest lamp using “modern” proprietary fuel oil…
… of a community: Sowacatuck, Chouacoet, and the sea Wabanaki beaded purse, ca. 1870Hudson Museum, Univ.