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Vinalhaven (1893)

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Vinalhaven, Me. 1893


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George E. Norris


George E. Norris


38.1 x 53.3 cm


Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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Description of City/Town

Vinalhaven, in Knox County, lies at the entrance of Penobscot Bay. Vinalhaven has a bold shore; yet running in between projecting bluffs, are good harbors on every side. One of the best of these is Carver’s Harbor, in the southern extremity of the island, where also is the principal village….The manufactures are meal, flour, lumber, canned lobsters, horse-nets, harnesses, boots and shoes. Large quantities of granite are quarried here, and the Bodwell Granite Company has a polishing-mill for this material. The rock of the island is chiefly a blue and gray granite.

A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886

Historic Newspaper References

Rockland Opinion, June 7, 1893

The individual who has been making himself so free upon the premises of the citizens, marking with a pencil on a roll which he carried, the past week, is Mr. Geo. E, Norris of Brockton, Mass., who contemplates publishing a sketch of Vinalhaven to be reproduced by the photogravure method upon plate paper. This answers the many questions that have been asked while he has been here.

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Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map


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