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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

Hallowell Ship Captains John Agry, Sea Captain, Hallowell, ca. 1801Hubbard Free Library Captain John Agry was born in 1763.

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Historic Hallowell - Captains and Their Ships

… Library What you will find under Hallowell Sea Captains: Two informational pieces, one on Captain John Agry, and the other on Captain Benjamin…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Captain Samuel Watts House

Captain Samuel Watts House Captain Samuel Watts' House, Knox Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architecture

… to withstand harsh elements, both on land and on sea. Their survival depended on it. Due to their solid construction, approximately 400 original…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

-Across the Sea- a history through transportation Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Four men line fishing…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Mall on West Main Street

… that were built for influential citizens and sea captains of the 19th century. Fine examples of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate and…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

… Thomaston in a book entitled “A Town that Went to Sea.” The moniker is most fitting for this tranquil coastal village - a village that might never…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The "Edward O'Brien", the "Washington B. Thomas", & "Edna Hoyt"

… just after leaving Wales she encountered rough seas and storms. She was forced to put into Lisbon since she was leaking badly, and an examination…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Atticus: A Fugitive Slave

… himself to the Mainers once several days at sea had elapsed. Once the ship pulled into port in East Thomaston, Maine, Kelleran took Atticus to his…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

Packard, Aubigne L. A Town That Went to Sea. Rockland: Courier-Gazette Inc., 1987. This is where we got background information about ships that were…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Stimpson House

… Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Captain John Bradford Rider, an artillery officer in the Revolution, built many of the houses for…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - IV. Engulfed by nationalism: Revolutionary Biddeford

… of this were Captain Benjamin Hooper and his sea coast patrol company "to Defend the Sea Coast in the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay", raised at…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architect William Keith

… houses built for himself and others.” Captain Edward Robinson House, East Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed byThomaston…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Watts Block

… Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Captain Samuel Watts purchased the deteriorated building that once housed Flint’s grocery store on the…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Narrative

… and the area as Segochet, “a pleasant place,” but Captain George Waymouth, an early English navigator, renamed the river the Georges—often…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Notable Residents

… the house and in 1844 sold the property to Captain Edward Robinson, a successful captain and shipbuilder elected to Congress in 1836, later a…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

… lime business and farm property in the hands of Captain Ballard Green and Peter H. Green (brothers) and found the property was not yielding a…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1870 to 1915

… Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Captain Watts constructed and presented the Watts Block, a brick building on the southwest corner of…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding

Captain George Waymouth arrived in 1605 and left a cross where the river trends westward. Early roads were little more than footpaths.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Woodrow Wilson

… Great Depression and his experiences as a ship captain. Woodrow Wilson, clip one  Clip 1: Kristen Sawyer: What do you remember about the thirties…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century

… Contributed byThomaston Historical Society Captain Charles Ranlett House, Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed byThomaston…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: The Funeral

… Vose, Miss Caroline (Knox’s youngest daughter), Captain Fales (for drums and colors), the artillery company, and Captain Gregory (presumably for…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Wharf, Store and Blacksmith Shop

… Knox erected a large store which was managed by Captain Thomas Vose, who had served under Knox in the American Revolution.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

The Honorable Edward O’Brien and Captain Samuel Watts were two of the most successful shipyard owners, both of whom were among seven of the nation’s…