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.
[see “The Arcade, R. K. Dennison, Prop., East Machias, Me. 8K.”] Catalog Number LB2007.1.100616
[see “The Arcade, R. K. Dennison, Prop., East Machias, Me. 8K.”] Catalog Number LB2007.1.100615
The Arcade was built in 1926 along Route 1 and owned by R.K. Dennison of East Machias. This popular destination attracted locals and tourists alike.
This c. 1920 photo of Main Street in Machias shows a busy downtown. Although the horse watering trough still stands at the intersection, automobiles dominate the commercial district.
In 1860, Mathew Clare purchased a large double house on Court Street beside the County Jail. He soon remodeled the building into a hotel, which he opened as “Clare’s Hotel.”