By Earl Brechlin
This can be the 3rd in Earl Brechlin's sequence of small books that includes colour reproductions of vintage postcards. Captions contrary each one old card describe the pictures, so much of which date from 1900 to 1930. The postcards rfile numerous fascinating destinations, together with outdated Orchard seashore, Portland, Pemaquid, Wiscasset, and a number of other lighthouses.
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AS OF 2004, IT HAS BEEN SERVING GUESTS FOR 106 YEARS. 77. ” THAT ISLAND IS NOW KNOWN AS DAMARISCOVE. ACTIVITY SOON SHIFTED TO THE MAINLAND AT CAPE NEWAGEN. A LITTLE FARTHER TO THE NORTH, BOOTHBAY WAS INCORPORATED AS THE TOWN OF TOWNSEND IN 1730. HOWEVER, MASSACHUSETTS ALREADY HAD A TOWN BY THAT NAME, SO TOWNSEND BECAME BOOTHBAY IN 1764. ) SOUTHPORT SPLIT OFF IN 1842, AND BOOTHBAY HARBOR BECAME ITS OWN TOWN IN 1889. 78. FOOT BRIDGE AT BOOTHBAY HARBOR BOOTHBAY’S THOUSAND FOOT-LONG, SEVEN-FOOT-WIDE FOOTBRIDGE WAS BUILT IN JUNE 1901 FOR THE THEN-PRINCELY SUM OF $1,500.
SCENE AT TWO LIGHTS THE TWO LIGHTS AT CAPE ELIZABETH,IMMORTALIZED BY ARTIST EDWARD HOPPER, WERE BUILT IN 1828. LOCATED 300 FEET APART, THE TOWERS WERE IMMEDIATELY USEFUL AS RANGE MARKERS FOR MARINERS NAVIGATING THE TRICKY APPROACHES TO CASCO BAY. BOTH TOWERS WERE REPLACED WITH BRICK-LINED CAST-IRON STRUCTURES IN 1873. THE LIGHT IN THE WEST TOWER WAS SHUT DOWN FOR GOOD IN 1924, AND THE EAST TOWER WAS AUTOMATED IN 1968. TODAY THE 41-ACRE TWO LIGHTS STATE PARK LIES ADJACENT TO THE TOWERS. IN THE EARLY 1600S, CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH NAMED CAPE ELIZABETH AFTER PRINCESS ELIZABETH, DAUGHTER OF QUEEN ANNE OF DENMARK AND KING JAMES I.
GREAT DIAMOND ISLAND IS HOME TO FORT MCKINLEY, BUILT IN THE LATE 1800S TO PROTECT PORTLAND DURING THE SPANISHAMERICAN WAR. GREAT AND LITTLE DIAMOND ISLANDS HAVE BEEN SERVED BY THE CASCO BAY STEAMBOAT COMPANY, NOW THE CASCO BAY LINES, SINCE 1870. 55. YARMOUTH ELECTRICS, AT FALMOUTH FORESIDE THE YARMOUTH TROLLEY PAUSES ALONG MILL CREEK ON ITS WAY TO FALMOUTH FORESIDE. THE TOWN OF FALMOUTH WAS INCORPORATED IN JULY 1718. ORIGINALLY, IT ALSO INCLUDED THE PRESENT-DAY TOWNS OF PORTLAND, CAPE ELIZABETH, SOUTH PORTLAND, AND WESTBROOK.
Bygone Coastal Maine by Earl Brechlin