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This fort, originally known by its garrison as "Fort Penobscot" and named by Admiral Sir George Collier in his reports "Fort Castine" received its present designation from its builder, British general Francis McLean upon its co…
has been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the Interior
The Penobscot River is a vital resource. In the 1700's it spawned numerous riverside communities, while the 1800's saw Bangor become the "lumber capital of the world", and Bucksport an international port renowned for shipbuilding. Crafted along th…
Construction of Fort Knox began in 1844 and was halted while still unfinished 25 years and $1 million later. The Fort has never seen any military action. The largest of 133 total cannons fired a 315 pound shell 4,680 yards. The granite was quarrie…
In 1763 Jonathan Buck settled the area, which was subesequently burned during the Revolutionary War. First incorporated as "Buckstown", the name was changed to "Bucksport" in 1817. In the 1800's Bucksport thrived as an international port. Later in…
[Honor Roll of World War II, Korean Era, and Vietnam Era Veterans] Dedicated Memorial Day 2002
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In honor of the citizens ofthe Town of Franklinwho served their country in the World War [Honor Roll of Veterans]
In honor of the citizens ofthe Town of Franklinwho served their country in the Civil War [Honor Roll of Veterans] Dedicated May 30, 1923
In the 1800s when ship building, quarrying and mining thrived, enterprising businessmen built boarding houses and hotels to house the many laborers. Blacksmith shops, livery stables, grocery and feed stores, and a meat shop flourished as well. The…