“Never before in the history of lighthouses has such a book ever been published with so many historic images for such as small number of American lighthouses,” says Tim Harrison, author of the new book, Lighthouses of the Sunrise County, which recounts in stories and images of the people who kept the lighthouses in Washington County, Maine.Harrison said Maine’s Washington County has an amazingly rich lighthouse and maritime history that many people know very little about, “and I felt it was time to document and share this part of Maine’s history with the world.”

Portland Pier once helped slaves to freedom

0 votes–>Portland is a city with much history and while on a stroll along Commercial Street, Your Scribe learned about a facet of the past of which I was not aware: smuggling slaves onto ships during the days of the Underground Railroad.It is known that Maine played a key role in harboring and transporting land-bound slaves on their way to Canada in the 19th century. But this plaque and small monument near the ferry terminal on Commercial Street tells the story of moving slaves by sea.
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