Vinalhaven

Main Street, Vinalhaven, Me

Main Street, Vinalhaven, Me

This image of downtown Vinalhaven can be easily dated, as the first telephone service was established in 1895 and gas lights came to Main Street in 1903.

Waterfront, Vinalhaven, Me

Waterfront,  Vinalhaven, Me

Looking east across Vinalhaven’s harbor one can see in the distance the buildings owned and operated by the Lane-Libby Fisheries Company.

Public Library, Vinalhaven ME

Public Library, Vinalhaven ME

In 1887 Vinalhaven’s first “public library” became a reality, thanks to the generosity of the Bodwell Granite Company, which leased a room, and the granite workers themselves, who donated $118 toward the cost of books and supplies.