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. Not only did this system carry freight between the major commercial areas of these towns but it also ran spur lines to the lime quarries. Passengers were also carried for 5 cents apiece. To generate interest in the passenger side of the business, the trolley company operated Oakland Park, an entertainment park with a casino, baseball diamond, croquet lawn, bandstand, picnic and swimming areas, boating facilities and a popular dance hall all situated on 72 acres on the shore north of Glen Cove in Rockport.

Elizabeth Moran
Camden Public Library

Catalog Number LB2007.1.112661