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Belfast, Waldo, Maine, USA

"Belfast, a city and port of entry, capital of Waldo co., Me., is on the W. side of Penobscot Bay (which is the estuary between the Penobscot River and the ocean), about 35 miles S.S.W. of Bangor, 42 miles E. by N. from Augusta, and 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the S.E. terminus of the Belfast division of the Maine Central Railroad, by which route it is 130 miles N.E. of Portland. It is situated on the side of a hill which over looks a wide expanse of water, and has a good harbor, which is sufficiently deep for the largest ships and is seldom obstructed by ice. Many of the inhabitants are employed in trade, navigation, and ship-building. Hay, granite, and potatoes are the chief articles of export. Belfast has a court-house, 6 churches, a high school, a national bank, a savings-bank, 2 or 3 weekly newspapers, and manufactures of bricks, carriages, machinery, paper, axes, sash, blinds, &c. It was incorporated in 1853. Pop. in 1890, 5294."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News  1865 - Fire
    BELFAST, Me., Oct. 13. A fire last night consumed nearly the entire business portion of this city below Washington and Cross streets. Over 100... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - GREAT FIRE AT BELFAST, MAINE. AMOUNT OF THE LOSSES AND INSURANCE. AID FOR THE SUFFERERS TENDERED.
    Belfast, Me., Aug. 25.
    MISS REDEMPORT, aged eighty, perished in the Frothingham House destroyed in the conflagration

    yesterday. The Bangor boat... Read MORE...

  • News  1878 - The latest innovation in deep-sea dredging is submarine plowing, which is now being carried on successfully in Belfast Harbor, Me.
    A large Michigan plow is used, and is drawn by steam power on shore, the direction being given by a man in diver's armor. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 23, 1878
  • News  1878 - A firm in Belfast, Me., recently received a letter which, four months before, was deposited in the New York Postoffice without the addition of "Maine" to the superscription.
    It had crossed the ocean to Belfast, Ireland, made the tour of Europe and come back, spotted all over with a rare assortment of Postoffice... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Belfast
    Belfast, a city and shire town of Waldo County, is situated at the north-western angle of Penobscot Bay, about 20 miles from its mouth, and 10 west... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bel'fast, a city and port of entry, capital of Waldo Co., Me., is on the W. side of Penobscot Bay, 42 miles E. by N. of Augusta and 30 miles from the ... Read MORE...

  • On March 14, 1925 the first international radio broadcast was relayed from London to Belfast and through Searsmont to New York City.
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