Knox County Through The Eastern Eye

Knox County Through Eastern’s Eye: An Exhibit of Historic Photos from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection

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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. »Read More

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. »Read More

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. »Read More

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. »Read More

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. »Read More

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). »Read More

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. »Read More

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. »Read More

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. »Read More