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Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

Schooner on Penobscot Bay (July 2007)

1713 The “Treaty of Portsmouth” ceding Indian lands to the English “in the eastern country” was signed by eight sagamores.
1899
Birth date of celebrated author Elwyn Brooks (E. B.) White, a longtime resident of Brooklin, who wrote Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little and many essays.
1919 Birth date of Congressman (1957-1961) and Chief Judge of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (1972-1983) Frank M. Coffin.
1944
Deadly crash of an A26-B Invader bomber into the Redbank mobile home park in South Portland, killing the two crew members and 17 others on the ground. Called Maine’s worst air disaster.
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