This is what Stockton Harbor looked like in 1906, with three long new loading wharves jutting out from Cape Jellison’s western shore and fed by Bangor & Aroostoock’s rail lines. Potatoes, paper and lumber went out from this bustling terminal by schooner, and coal arrived. Unlike the upriver port of Bangor, this was useable year round. A November 8th fire in 1924 put an end to the fast-diminishing operation, leveling it, and today the site—with condos, a launching ramp, and town dock—is unrecognizable.

Stockton Springs, ME

Catalog Number LB2013.21.372