Making a Living

Making a Living (HMVEK)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.53', W 68° 55.509'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

In the 19th Century, Searsport was a busy prosperous town. Although best known for shipbuilding and its supporting industries, there was a barrel factory, a spool factory and grain and lumber mills. In one block on Main Street there was a dry goods shop, a hat shop, a hardware store and a grocery store. In another block there was a sign in a restaurant, "Don't kick our coffee. You may be old and weak someday." Visible in the photograph is the interior of Whitcomb's Grocery c. 1929. This store was owned by the same family from 1879 until 1943. It is currently owned by the Penobscot Marine Museum and used as a gallery and gift store.
Marker Number5
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:41pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505954 N 4922839
Decimal Degrees44.45883333, -68.92515000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.53', W 68° 55.509'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 31.80" N, 68° 55' 30.54" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-33 Knox Bros Ave, Searsport ME 04974, US
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