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North Castine-West Brooksville Ferry, Castine, Maine, ca. 1896

PC001.02.01.USME.0400.0010.001 (RS82346)

Description

This is the North Castine-West Brooksville Ferry in Castine, Maine in 1896. A group of people are on board being carried across the Bagaduce River. In the aft Mr. Jones is operating the ferry and his daughter Sadie is helping in the bow. The wagon or buckboard on the ferry was developed for the tourist trade in Maine and the largest wagons seated fourteen passengers.

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Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Dates
ca. 1896
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1928-02-28
Physical Description
1 photograph ; 5 x 8 inches
Inscriptions
Ilustrated in: Castine, Past, & Present by George Augustus Wheeler 1896 / North Castine & Brooksville Ferry, Castine, Maine (handwritten)
A.H. Folsom Photographer 48 Alleghany St. Roxbury Also Order Box, 34 Bromfield St. Boston (handwritten)
Dimensions
5x 8(HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
180174
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USME.0400.0010.001

Record details

Originator
Folsom, A. H. (Augustine H.), 1800-1910 (Photographer)
Descriptive Terms
buckboards
rivers
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Bagaduce River
Ferries
Tourism
Tourists
Places
Castine (Hancock county, Maine)
Notes
W.H.Bunting, The Camera's Coast: Historic Images of Ship and Shore in New England (Boston: Historic New England, 2006) pg.14-15

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