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Bath, Sagadahoc, Maine, USA

"Bath, a city, port of entry, and seat of justice of Sagadahoc, Me, is situated on the right bank of the Kennebec River, 12 miles from the ocean, 30 miles S. of Augusta, 36 miles N.E. of Portland, and 147 miles N.E. of Boston. The city extends about 2% miles along the bank of the river, and nearly 1 mile back. It is not laid out with any great regard to regularity. The site slopes gradually towards the E., and, being uneven, the streets are generally accommodated to its inequalities. The town is well built, and lighted by electricity. It has a first-class hotel, 5 national banks, 2 savings-banks, and 11 churches, 1 of which—the Central Congregational-cost about $30,000. The Beacon Street Methodist Church is also a handsome edifice. The schools are graded, and are among the very best in the state. The night-school is attended both by boys and by girls. One daily and 3 weekly newspapers are published in the city. In the business of shipping, Bath is surpassed by no city in the United States. The city enjoys superior ad vantages for navigation, as the river here is seldom frozen in winter. The principal imports are sugar, molasses, iron, hemp, and salt. The manufactures of the place are such as relate chiefly to ship-building. Among these may be mentioned an extensive cordage-factory, two large establishments for making ship-blocks, and 4 steam saw-mills. Bath has steamboat communication with Portland, Augusta, and Boston. It is the terminus of a branch of the Maine Central Railroad, the junction being at Brunswick. Another rail road, the Knox & Lincoln, opens railway communication between Bath and Rockland, a distance of 44 miles, and connects with the Maine Central Railroad. Bath was settled in 1756, and incorporated in 1780. Pop. in 1820, 30.26; in 1830, 3773; in 1840, 5141; in 1850, 8020; in 1860, 8076; in 1870, 7371; in 1880, 7874; in 1890, 8723."

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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  • 1781 - Bath formed from a part of Georgetown

    maineanencyclopedia.com/ georgetown/

  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Erudition School House, "1794"
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Brig Clarissa Ann, Bath, Maine, 1824
    Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine
  • 1833 - Bath Iron Foundry established on the Kennebec River

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/

  • On June 14, 1847 Bath was incorporated as a city

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bath/

  • 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

  • 1859
    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, ...Read MORE...


  • Beginning in the 1860s, regular steamer service brought reliable transport to Bath, Portland, and Boston.

    boothbayhistorical.org/ life-in-the-boothbay-region

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • News 1873 - BATH: DROWNED.
    Bath, Me., Sept. 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was coming through Merrymeeting Bay last night, she...Read MORE...


  • 1884 - General Hyde renames Bath Iron Foundry as Bath Iron Works and incorporates company

    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Center Street in 1889
    Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889
  • News 1894 - Fire - BATH SUFFERED A HEAVY LOSS
    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. ...Read MORE...


  • 1894 - February 3 - 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me

    historyorb.com

  • 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...Read MORE...


  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Old Ladies Home
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    M.C.R.R. Station, Bath, Maine.
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Front Street from Opera House, 1904
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    The Morse High School, 1905
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Maine Court House and Soldiers Monument
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Washington Street from Elm. Bath, Maine. (1907)
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    The Shannon House, 1908
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Center Street, 1910
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    King Tavern, Home of first Gov. of Maine, Gov. King
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Peoples Baptist Church
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Wesley M.E. Church
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Post Office and Custom House
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    View on the Kennebec River, 1914
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    City Park and Fountain and Winter St. Church
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Orphan Home
  • 1916
    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, ...Read MORE...


  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Launching a Torpedo Boat Destroyer, Bath Iron Works
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Public Library, Bath, Maine
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Hotel Sedgwick
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Center Street, looking East
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Front Street
  • Bath, Maine, USA
    Bath Iron Works Office


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Erudition School House, "1794"

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

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Center Street in 1889
Leading Business Men of LEWISTON, AUGUSTA and VICINITY, BOSTON, MERCANTILE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1889

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Old Ladies Home

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

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Front Street from Opera House, 1904

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The Morse High School, 1905

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


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Maine Court House and Soldiers Monument

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The Shannon House, 1908

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Center Street, 1910

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King Tavern, Home of first Gov. of Maine, Gov. King

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Peoples Baptist Church

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Wesley M.E. Church

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Post Office and Custom House

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View on the Kennebec River, 1914

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City Park and Fountain and Winter St. Church

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Orphan Home

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Launching a Torpedo Boat Destroyer, Bath Iron Works

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Public Library, Bath, Maine

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Hotel Sedgwick

Bath, Maine, USA
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Center Street, looking East

Bath, Maine, USA
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Front Street

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Bath Iron Works Office
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  • 1781 - Bath formed from a part of Georgetown
    maineanencyclopedia.com/ georgetown/
  • 1833 - Bath Iron Foundry established on the Kennebec River
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/
  • On June 14, 1847 Bath was incorporated as a city
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/bath/
  • 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
  • 1859
    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, ... Read MORE...

  • Beginning in the 1860s, regular steamer service brought reliable transport to Bath, Portland, and Boston.
    boothbayhistorical.org/ life-in-the-boothbay-region
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • News  1873 - BATH: DROWNED.
    Bath, Me., Sept. 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was coming through Merrymeeting Bay last night, she... Read MORE...

  • 1884 - General Hyde renames Bath Iron Foundry as Bath Iron Works and incorporates company
    http://maineanencyclopedia.com/
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - Fire - BATH SUFFERED A HEAVY LOSS
    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. ... Read MORE...

  • 1894 - February 3 - 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me
    historyorb.com
  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    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, ... Read MORE...

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