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Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

Chimney Pond, Baxter State Park (August 2001)

1761 Birth date in Portland of Edward Preble, who has been called the “Father of the American Navy,” commanded U.S. naval forces during the Tripolitan War.
1801 Birth date of Supreme Court Justice and Governor (1856-1857) Samuel Wells, a Portland attorney born in New Hampshire.
1864 Boothbay-built vessel Restless is captured by Confederate raiders.
1917 Shipwreck of the two masted schooner Willis & Guy, built in 1873 in Belfast, on the ledges of Pemaquid Point in a dense fog.
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