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Bath, Maine, USA
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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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Bath, Maine, USA

Brig Clarissa Ann, Bath, Maine, 1824
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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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M.C.R.R. Station, Bath, Maine.

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

Bath, Maine, USA

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History of / News About Bath, Maine, USA

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1781 - Bath formed from a part of 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...Read MORE...

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 ...Read MORE...

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

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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...Read MORE...

News  1873 - BATH: DROWNED.
Bath, Me., Sept. 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was...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...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...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...Read MORE...

1916
Bath, a city, port of entry, and seat of justice of Sagadahoc oo., Me., is situated on the right...Read MORE...


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