1889 Castine, Maine.
45.7 x 71.1 cm
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The village of Castine occupies a commanding position on the eastern side of the peninsula….The streets of the village are set with shade trees of all ages, and the buildings are in good repair. Many of the dwellings are large and old, and there is an air of elegance and repose….The depth of water and the movement of the tide, make it an open harbor for large vessels at all seasons, with rare exceptions. The business is chiefly related to the fisheries….For a quiet summer resort, Castine is equal to any point on the coast. The climate is healthy, and old people abound. It is now made the terminus of numerous summer excursions; and picnicking parties find it a very convenient and attractive locality.
A Gazetteer of the State of Maine, George J. Varney, 1881, 1886
Historic Newspaper References
Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, April 8, 1889
We are indebted to A. M. Devereux, Esq., for a fine lithograph birds-eye view of Castine, showing the proposed location of the terminus of the Castine and Bangor Railroad, with the streets, residences, wharves, etc, of that historic town.
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Castine, Hancock County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map