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Discover the history of Phippsburg, Maine, where the English initially attempted to settle and the first European ship in the New World was constructed. It is no surprise that Phippsburg became a major shipbuilding center. Both Phippsburg's history and development were greatly influenced by the area's geographical features. Its uneven, rocky landscape made farming difficult; many turned to the sea for their livelihoods, while others developed lumber mills and ice-harvesting operations. Phippsburg's location on a major river encouraged the development of commerce and shipbuilding, and local ice and lumber were exported worldwide in Phippsburg-built ships. Its breathtaking, rugged scenery made Phippsburg a resort destination for many.
ISBN: 9780738500959
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Maine
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Elin B. Dozois brings us this unique collection of over 200 photographs in which readers can view many previously unpublished photos of early schools, local businesses, and turn-of-the-century resorts. Also featured is a variety of snapshots of the people of Phippsburg at work and at play. This wonderful tribute to the area's people and places is a valuable tool that will enable us to connect with our rich past as we enter into the twenty-first century.
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