So Long Songo Lock?

Museum recognizes 150th anniversary of Hamlin’s election

PARIS — When Maine Sen. Hannibal Hamlin was roused from bed one night in May 1860, a group of friends saluted him as the Republican Party’s candidate for vice president. “But I don’t want the place,” Hamlin replied, according to documents at the Paris Hill library a…

LEA recommends closing Songo Lock

NAPLES — Citing increased milfoil problems in the lower part of the Songo River, the Lakes Environmental Association has recommended that the Songo Lock in Casco be closed to through traffic by boats. Peter Lowell, president of the LEA, said the early spring and warm weather have con…

Songo River Lock postcard from my collection…

Scribner Mill group gives it one last try

Dam plan up against landlocked salmon

Harrison — Maine’s DEP is reviewing a nonprofit’s new proposal to power a historic sawmill on the Crooked River…

National Pinball Museum to Open in Washington, D.C.
With titles such as “Banzai Run,” “Daily Races,” “Creature from the Black Lagoon” and “Heavy Metal Meltdown,” classic pinball machines were the staple diversion in diners, bowling alleys and taverns for decades, hitting their heyday in the 1960s and 1970s—before Pong came on the scene. Later this summer, dozens of these pre-Atari arcade games—some worth $5,000 or more—will be on display at the new National Pinball Museum in Washington, D.C. Read this article, and get a free play. Read “National Pinball Museum to Open in Washington, D.C.”

Maine lighthouses to open doors to the public

PORTLAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard will be opening more than two dozen lighthouses for public tours for the second straight year. Lighthouse fans can get their fill during Open Lighthouse Day on Sept. 18. The Coast Guard, in partnership with the American Lighthouse Foundatio…

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2 thoughts on “So Long Songo Lock?

  1. I am looking for a 1960s post card of Hatcher’s Motel and Steakhouse which was located in Naples, Maine. It has long gone the way and has been replaced by a strip mall! of all things. Could you lead me to any suggestions of where I could look for such a thing. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you.


    • I did some checking around with my contacts, could find no postcards available, but I did come across a matchbook on Ebay. Does anyone else have any ideas?

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