Knox County Through The Eastern Eye

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

Penobscot Marine Museum wishes to thank the generous sponsors who made this exhibit possible:

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Maine Community Foundation

Hotel Rockland, Rockland, Me

Hotel Rockland, Rockland, Me

The Second Empire style Hotel Rockland, located on Main Street at the foot of Park Street, was built in 1870. Originally named the Lynde Hotel, it was renamed the St. Nicholas Hotel in 1880. »Read More

Waiting Station, Oakland Park, Me

Waiting Station, Oakland Park, Me

Waiting Station, Oakland Park, Me

This picture shows the waiting station at Oakland Park in Rockport for the Rockland, Thomaston and Camden railway or trolley system that ran from 1892 to 1931. »Read More

Mirror Lake, W. Rockport, Me

Mirror Lake, W. Rockport, Me

The original name of 150-acre Mirror Lake, at the southern base of Mt. Hosmer, was Oyster River Pond; the Oyster River rises in the lake and flows into the St. George’s River in Warren. »Read More

View at Long Cove, Me

View at Long Cove, Me

The schooner Abbie Browker of Thomaston awaits loading at the Long Cove Quarry, which was operated by the Booth Brothers & Hurricane Island Granite Company from about 1873 into the 1930s. »Read More

Long Cove, Me

Long Cove, Me

The Long Cove post office served the company town of the Booth Brothers & Hurricane Isle Granite Company.  The quarry is visible beyond the post office building, with workers’ homes beyond. »Read More

Street View, Port Clyde, Me

Street View, Port Clyde, Me

This view shows Route 131 as it enters the village.  The second building on the right is the Ocean House, a popular lodging facility that began business in the 1850s. »Read More