Hidden History of Midcoast Maine

Hidden History of Midcoast Maine

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From the Age of Discovery and the earliest settlement of America, Midcoast Maine has played surprising roles in Americaa€™s history. Europeans might not have survived in the New World without the Kennebec beaver trade, the lessons of the Popham Colony and the friendships Mainea€™s first settlers built. Experience the storied survival of Henry Wadsworth Longfellowa€™s military grandfather in precarious Revolutionary Maine and meet resilient, creative, noteworthy and notorious Midcoasters. Pat Higgins recounts Puritan power plays, the sea fight between the Boxer and the Enterprise, duels, U-boats and much more. Discover the fascinating and quirky bits of history that have remained hidden along the rocky coast from Portland to Acadiaa€”until now.After a battle and as soon as they could be stabilized, wounded men were moved out of field hospitals, often by train or steamboat, to general hospitals behind the lines and as far away as major cities like Washington, Philadelphia and Newanbsp;...

Title:Hidden History of Midcoast Maine
Author:Patricia M. Higgins
Publisher:The History Press - 2014-02-18


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