Knox County Through The Eastern Eye

P. O., E. Friendship, Me

P. O., E. Friendship, Me

Several stores were located at the corner of Salt Pond Road and Cushing Road, known as Daggett Corners.  The first one, established in 1878, was run by Capt.  Josiah Daggett.

Main St., Friendship, Me

Main St.,   Friendship, Me

This photo shows a crew building a cement sidewalk circa 1913.   Buildings owning to the Mortons had to be moved to accommodate it.

Main St., Friendship ME

Main St.,  Friendship ME

The group of men are building a sidewalk circa 1913.  The Advent Parsonage and the Baptist Church Steeple are on the left, and the Methodist Church is on the right.

View of Friendship, Me

View of Friendship, Me

The water tower was located on Harbor Road just about where Cottage Road is now.  It was built in 1925 by Elmer E. Jameson and supplied water to the town.

Hope Canning Factory, Hope, Me

Hope Canning Factory, Hope, Me

LaForest P. True’s Canning Factory was founded in 1882.  It occupied the site where John Athern’s store originally sat, with Hatchet Mountain beyond.

General Store, Hope, Me

General Store, Hope, Me

The General Store at Hope Corner has been in operation for about 165 years at this location.  During that time it has been known by the names of its various owners–True, Smith, Ludwig, and Weaver, among them.

Mill Pond and Saw Mill, So. Hope, Me

Mill Pond and Saw Mill, So. Hope, Me

The Mill Pond in the photograph, south of Route 17 at South Hope, is no longer visible. The dam, like so many, washed out long ago, and the course of its source, Quiggle Brook, is now obscured by trees.

Building State Road, Hope, Me

Building State Road, Hope, Me

This photograph shows road construction in front of the Fiske House Inn.  The Rockland to Augusta Road in South Hope was being rebuilt to serve as a State Highway (now Route 17).

Head Harbor, Isle au Haut (no caption)

Head Harbor, Isle au Haut (no caption)

This photograph shows the dock at Head Harbor and Gooden Grant’s workshop with his boat healed over for cleaning.   The white door on the right is where Gooden stored bait.  

Western View, No. Haven, Me

Western View, No. Haven, Me

In the early 19th century, North Haven island became a destination for wealthy Bostonians.  Calling themselves the “rusticators”, the summer visitors built large vacation homes along the island’s shores.

Eastern View, North Haven, Me

Eastern View, North Haven, Me

In this photograph the viewer is located up on the outer edge of Kents’ Hill looking east toward the downtown waterfront of North Haven.  Although it is difficult to date the photograph exactly, a two-masted schooner can be seen tied up to the dock.

North Haven Village

North Haven Village

This photograph is taken from a high point on Kents Hill and looks east toward the downtown village of North Haven.

Iron Point View, No. Haven, Me

Iron Point View, No. Haven, Me

The large summer home at the far right of this photo was built in 1898 by Dr. Charles G. Weld, one of the early “rusticators” on North Haven Island. 

North Haven-Vinalhaven Ferry

North Haven-Vinalhaven Ferry

Some people maintain that it is easier to get to the mainland, 12 miles away, than it is to get across the Thoroughfare to Vinalhaven! Nonetheless, there have been attempts over the years to make that passage easier.