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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 2 of 2

… Kelley by the hair of her head to stop her from drowning. Kelley said, ‘I just wanted to lay down and go to sleep.’ Kelley’s sister Ellen was the…

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Lubec, Maine - The Gardner Lake Tragedy - Page 1 of 2

Twelve Lubec school children drowned that day, June 19, 1936. A summer day, after school ended for the year, created for picnics and the usually…

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Early Maine Photography - Post-Mortem & Mourning

… 4, 1855, when fifteen year old Sarah Richards drowned while swimming in the Kennebec River at Swan Island opposite Richmond.

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Lincoln, Maine - Aaron Woodbury

… Woodbury (one of his sons) went to Enfield and drowned in the river. He made his way north in 1824 with all of his family, where on the Winn…

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Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

I could fall off the edge of the boat and drown. It’s scary because there isn’t a lot of room. I can’t stand people pushing and kicking me as they…

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Lincoln, Maine - Aroostook War

… cause of death is unknown, but some suggest he drowned or was killed by accident. Hiram's body is buried not far from Lincoln, along US Route 2 in…

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Lincoln, Maine - Post Office

He drowned in the Mattawamkeag River. The body was found in Babcock’s Boom in what now is called Winn.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Agriculture

$300,000 today). Many cattle and sheep were also drowned. Many mills that lined the Sandy River banks, were wiped out time and again.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

He returned home safely but tragically drowned in the Royal River in 1868. His death was noted in a diary kept by Ellen Marston, the fiancée of his…