Posts by Matt Wheeler:

Cruiser Pauline, Machias, Me. 35.

Cruiser Pauline, Machias, Me.  35.

No record can be found on the Cruiser Pauline. Behind the boat is part of the extensive wharf that lined the bank of the Machias River.

Mill St., Pembroke. Me. 2.

Mill St., Pembroke. Me.  2.

Over the years the village of Pembroke, on the west bank of the Pennamaquon River, had developed as a trading center and assumed the appearance

Union Hall, Danforth, Me. 6X.

Union Hall, Danforth, Me.  6X.

The majestic Union Hall came into being due to the hard work and planning of the Union Hall Corporation. It was completed in 1888.

Latter Day Saints Church, Beals, Me. 41.

Latter Day Saints Church, Beals, Me.  41.

In 1870 Elder Josiah Ells, a missionary from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints, came to Jonesport from Pennsylvania. He baptized five local people

Princeton Hotel, Princeton, Me. 95A.

Princeton Hotel, Princeton, Me.  95A.

This hotel is the Princeton House, which had a long history of providing lodging. It was built by Putham Rolfe in the early 1800s. Peter Carle purchased the Princeton House in 1839

Main St., Princeton, Me. 16K.

Main St., Princeton, Me.  16K.

Neil E. McCannell was an enterprising Princeton businessman. In addition to his Main Street store, pictured above in 1927, he manufactured and distributed his patented Soda-Licious beverages,

St. Croix Paper Mill, Woodland, Me. 19A.

St. Croix Paper Mill, Woodland, Me.  19A.

About 1900 Sprague’s Falls on the St. Croix River, five miles north of Baring, was identified as an ideal location for a dam and a paper mill by a consortium of businessmen. The St. Croix Paper Company was formed

Opera House, Woodland, Me. 13X.

Opera House, Woodland, Me.  13X.

In 1907 and only two years from the time Woodland was a forested, largely uninhabited wilderness, Charles Murray, an immigrant from Italy, built the Woodland Opera House to provide the then boom town a venue for entertainment.

View from Monaghan Hill, Whitneyville, Me. 11.

View from Monaghan Hill, Whitneyville, Me.  11.

This broad view from the Monaghan Hill on Canal Road looks south across the Machias River. The wooden structure is the remnants of the dam that supplied power to the original Sullivan lumber mill,