Peak's Island, Portland Harbor. Maine
Albert F. Poole, C. E. Jorgensen
Geo. H. Walker & Co.
G. W. Morris
54.6 x 84.5 cm
Maine Historic Preservation Commission
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Description of City/Town
If in quest of all the best features of a summer resort, fishing, bathing, society, theatre, and skating rink, together with all the comforts of home, at a modest cost, the tourist will go no further than this popular island. Shade trees in abundance, finely laid out and carefully looked after thoroughfares, an all-the-year-round population that is known for its courtesy and hospitality, make this resort, within a few moments’ ride from the city, an ideal resting place. Good water, plenty of wood for the picking, and its nearness to the city, fishing grounds and neighboring islands, have made this spot the rendezvous of campers for years. It is a well-wooded island, almost every known tree indigenous to Maine soil being represented here. Two and a half miles long by one and a quarter miles wide, there is ample room for carriage driving, and many families annually bring their private turnouts here.
Scenic Gems of Maine, G. W. Morris, 1898
Historic Newspaper References
Portland Daily Press, June 12, 1886
Mr. Poole has sketched and G. W. Morris has published an admirable map of Peaks’ Island. A perfect birds-eye view of the island has been obtained, and every house, road and hotel, with the various places of public amusement and landings accurately delineated thereon. Besides the island, all its surroundings are exhibited, including White Head, Ship Channel, and the steamers that ply between Peaks’ Island and the city. George H. Walker & Co. of Boston lithographed the plan.
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Peak's Island, Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map