Maine: An Encyclopedia
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Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

1896 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which she wrote while living in Brunswick from 1850-1852, dies in Hartford, Connecticut.
1901 Eastern Maine Insane Hospital opens
1903 Bath Carpenters and Joiners Union, No. 1,663, is organized
1909
Shipwreck of the four masted schooner Alice E. Clark on a clear afternoon when it struck Coombs Ledge off Islesboro, pierces its hull and sank.
1912 The community on Malaga Island ceases to exist, by actions of the State of Maine.
1985
Bath Iron Works strike by 4,500 employees begins the longest strike in the company’s history, ending on October 8, 1985.
1991
Over 10,000 State employees are furloughed, and most State offices are closed for two weeks, in a budget dispute between Governor John McKernan, Jr. and the Legislature.
1999
Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River is breached, allowing the river to flow freely through Augusta for the first time in 162 years.
2004
Centerville in Washington County is dissolved to become an unorganized township after more than 160 years as a town.


 

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