Bath, Maine, USA - Brig Clarissa Ann, Bath, Maine, 1824
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine
Bath, Maine, USA

Brig Clarissa Ann, Bath, Maine, 1824
Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine
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Bath, Maine, USA - Center Street in 1889
Bath, Maine, USA

Center Street in 1889

Bath, Maine, USA - Old Ladies Home
Bath, Maine, USA

Old Ladies Home

Bath, Maine, USA - M.C.R.R. Station, Bath, Maine.
Bath, Maine, USA

M.C.R.R. Station, Bath, Maine.

Bath, Maine, USA - Washington Street from Elm. Bath, Maine. (1907)
Bath, Maine, USA

Washington Street from Elm. Bath, Maine. (1907)

Bath, Maine, USA - Public Library, Bath, Maine
Bath, Maine, USA

Public Library, Bath, Maine

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Bath, Maine, USA
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Where is Bath, Maine, USA? 

Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA
Abenaki Indians called the area Sagadahoc, meaning "mouth of big river." It was a reference to the Kennebec River, which Samuel de Champlain explored in 1605. Popham Colony was established in 1607 downstream, together with Fort St George. The settlement failed due to harsh weather and lack of leadership, but the colonists built the New World's first ocean going vessel constructed by English shipwrights, the Virginia of Sagadahoc. It provided passage back to England. Most of Bath, Maine was settled by travelers from Bath, England.

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1781 - Bath formed from a part of Georgetown georgetown/
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1833 - Bath Iron Foundry established on the Kennebec River
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On June 14, 1847 Bath was incorporated as a city
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News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
...The depot at the Bath junction was blown over upon the track, and the telegraph wires were broken...

The New York Times
New York, New York
March 21, 1854
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BATH, a sea-port in Lincoln co., in the state of Maine, U. S., 37 m. S of Augusta, on the W bank of the Kennebec, 12 m. from the ocean. Pop. in 1801, 2,491; in 1840, 5,141. It is one of the principal commercial towns in Maine. The tonnage of the port in 1840 amounted to 64,035 tons. Steam-boats ply ...Read MORE...

Beginning in the 1860s, regular steamer service brought reliable transport to Bath, Portland, and Boston. life-in-the-boothbay-region
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News  1871 - 8 Year Journey
A lady in Bath, Maine, has just had returned to her by the Post-Office Department a letter which she mailed eight years and six months ago. It was covered with post-marks, but it is difficult to trace out its journeyings.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 14, 1871
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News  1873 - BATH: DROWNED.
Bath, Me., 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was coming through Merrymeeting Bay last night, she grounded on the shoals, and the captain and four others put off in the boat with a large kedge-anchor to haul the schooner into deep water, during which the...Read MORE...

1884 - General Hyde renames Bath Iron Foundry as Bath Iron Works and incorporates company
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1889 - Bath
NEW ENGLAND had many a romance in its younger years, which amid the mystic glamour of a primeval period, would easily have developed into legend or myth or even epic song. But in no department of her life, perhaps, has there been more of romance and poetry than in the strugglings and voyagings of...Read MORE...

About Half a Million Dollars' Damage by the Fire of Sunday.

BATH, Me., Jan. 29 - The fire in Bath yesterday was the worst the city had ever known. The heart of the business section lies in ruins. The loss closely approaches $500,000. A defective chimney in the stable office of the Sagadahoc...Read MORE...

1894 - February 3 - 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me
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News  1895 - BEATEN AND ROBBED. Joseph Stevens of Five Islands Has Rough Experience with Highwayman.
Bath – Nov. 27. – Joseph Stevens, 65 years old, a prominent citizen of Five Islands, was waylaid and robbed Tuesday in Georgetown. Stevens, who is a large and powerful man, fought desperately and was nearly murdered by his assailant. The highwayman used a club, by which he inflicted terrible wounds ...Read MORE...

Bath, a city, port of entry, and seat of justice of Sagadahoc oo., Me., is situated on the right bank of the Kennebec River, 12 miles from the ocean, and on the Maine Central R., 30 miles S. of Augusta and 36 miles NE. of Portland. It is an important ship-building point of the United States and...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

Babine Mac Donald
America/USA  Doris Babine Mac Donald (09-12-1923, Bath, Maine, USA - 02-28-2004, Brunswick, Maine, USA)

America/USA  Julia A. Fosdick (1802, Bath, Maine, USA - 27 April 1864, Somerville, Massachusetts, USA)

 America/USA  David Moulton French (26 September 1893, Bath, Maine, USA - 13 March 1991, Portland, Maine, USA (Deering)) gravestone
America/USA  James Lincoln French (28 September 1895, Bath, Maine, USA - 30 October 1966, Lewiston, Maine, USA) gravestone

America/USA  John L Higgins (August 1838, Bath, Maine, USA - July 19, 1892, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) gravestone

America/USA  Lendall Augustine Mains (28 July 1914 , Bath, Maine, USA - 16 October 1979, Braintree, Massachusetts, USA)
America/USA  Rosa Emma Mains (22 August 1920, Bath, Maine, USA - aft. 1940, )

America/USA  Arline Rosamond McLellan (22 July 1892, Bath, Maine, USA - 16 August 1992, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

America/USA  Nathaniel D. Ripley (1842, Bath, Maine, USA - 19 November 1872, Medford, Massachusetts, USA)

America/USA  Martha Springer (1 September 1741, Bath, Maine, USA - 12 November 1809, Livermore Falls, Maine, USA (East Livermore))

Ancestors Who Died Here

  Frederic A. Chadwell (1832, - 6 December 1854, Bath, Maine, USA)

  Hazel E Collins (, - 3 January 1945, Bath, Maine, USA)

US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  Edward B Curtis (16 October 1843, Harpswell, Maine, USA - 30 December 1921, Bath, Maine, USA) gravestone

  Isaac Elder (1803, - 8 October 1845, Bath, Maine, USA)

America/USA  Joab Harriman (11 July 1802, Windsor, Kennebec, Maine, USA - 15 June 1874, Bath, Maine, USA)

America/USA  Joanna Low (6 February 1709, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - 1761, Bath, Maine, USA)

  Stephen M. Mariner (1802, - 17 August 1865, Bath, Maine, USA)

America/USA  James Springer (18 June 1698, Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - 28 December 1772, Bath, Maine, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Jonathan Norcross (7 February 1734 - 1786) & Martha Springer (1 September 1741 - 12 November 1809)
married 15 April 1760

David Albion French (February 1857 - aft. 1929) & Eunice Hannah Cobb (23 August 1872 - 16 June 1917)
married 20 November 1892

Clarence Paul Stewart (26 February 1892 - ) & Bertha May Mains (28 October 1896 - aft. 1940)
married 26 October 1916

Alvin P Williams (March 1877 - 11 June 1964?) & Effie Estelle Jewell (24 March 1899 - 26 September 1955)
married 8 April 1919

Alexandre (Sandy) Hall (29 November 1895 - 10 June 1980) & Bertha Emily Dugas (26 April 1900 - 11 June 1956)
married 2 June 1921

Cemeteries in Bath, Maine, USA

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