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.
The Penobscot Marine Museum’s photography collections include nearly 50,000 glass plate negatives of images for "real photo" postcards produced by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company of Belfast. This exhibit features postcards from Lincoln County.
On August 9, 1804, Knox noted “60 spruce knees bought of Mark Davis at 4/6 each for the sloop now building.” When Knox settled accounts with Edward…
Sloops were built, making regular trips to Boston to transport lime, staves and cordwood, returning with cargoes of flour, bolts of cloth and…
Sloops transported several Scotch-Irish settlers and their cattle to populate the area, and they were housed in thirty log cabins constructed between…