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Chimney Pond in Baxter State Park (August 2001)

Chimney Pond, Baxter State Park (August 2001)

1807 Edward Preble, who has been called the “Father of the American Navy,” and commanded U.S. naval forces during the Tripolitan War, dies in Portland.
1861 Ellsworth-built vessel Agricola captured by Confederate raiders.
1902 Bangor Slate, Gravel and Metal Roofers Union, No. 262, is organized
1985
Samantha R. Smith, who gained fame as a young girl seeking world peace by writing to, and visiting, the leader of the Soviet Union, dies in a small plane crash. A memorial to her is on the Capital grounds in Augusta.

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