— The Museum in the Streets —In the 19th Century, Searsport was a busy prosperous town. Although best known for shipbuilding and its supporting industries, there was a barrel factory, a spool factory and grain and lumber mills. In one block on Main Street there was a dry goods shop, a hat shop, a hardware store and a grocery store. In another block there was a sign in a restaurant, "Don't kick our coffee. You may be old and weak someday." Visible in the photograph is the interior of Whitcomb's Grocery c. 1929. This store was owned by the same family from 1879 until 1943. It is currently owned by the Penobscot Marine Museum and used as a gallery and gift store.
|Placed By||Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 12:41pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 505954 N 4922839|
|Decimal Degrees||44.45883333, -68.92515000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 27.53', W 68° 55.509'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 27' 31.80" N, 68° 55' 30.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-33 Knox Bros Ave, Searsport ME 04974, US|
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