— The Museum in the Streets —On the site across the stream, there was first a grain and then a lumber mill. The dammed up stream provided power to turn the wheel to grind the grain or saw the logs. The stream also provided a conduit for logs floated down to the mill. Note the unpaved road and cribwork construction of the bridge in the photograph, the granite no doubt from nearby quarries in Frankfort. On November 2, 1912, Sally E. Dow wrote, "I recall as a young child watching True Green, lamp-lighter, climb his ladder to the very light here pictured. It must have been in the late nineties for I was about chin-high with the sill of the window directly facing the post." The other photograph shows the ice house (c. 1915) where before electricity ice was cut from the pond behind the dam and stored for summer use.
|Placed By||Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:58pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 505716 N 4922603|
|Decimal Degrees||44.45671667, -68.92815000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 27.403', W 68° 55.689'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 27' 24.18" N, 68° 55' 41.34" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-12 W Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US|
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