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Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

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Where is Westport Island, Maine, USA? 

Westport Island, Lincoln, Maine, USA
Westport Island, formerly Westport, is a town in Lincoln County, Maine, United States. In the 19th Century the island was known as Jeremysquam, a nickname islanders still use for it.

Westport Island is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Portland, Maine. The island is separated from the mainland by two coastal salt-water rivers, the Sheepscot River and the Back River. Although completely surrounded by water, it is bounded across tidal water by the towns of Wiscasset, Edgecomb, Southport, and Georgetown.wikipedia


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Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - The Rock Hill Inn and Residence of J. S. Knight, Westport, Me.
Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

The Rock Hill Inn and Residence of J. S. Knight, Westport, Me.
Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - Roadway to S. F. Higgins, The Highland House, at Westport, Me.
Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

Roadway to S. F. Higgins, The Highland House, at Westport, Me.
Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - Steamer Nahanada at Hell Gate
Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

Steamer Nahanada at Hell Gate
Androscoggin's Secret Based on the 1900 murder of Jessie Cobb in Lewiston, Maine. ¡spɹɐʍʞɔɐq puɐ uʍop ǝpısdn ǝuıɐW 'uoʇsıʍǝ˥ pǝuɹnʇ ʎɹoʇs sıɥʇ '006Ɩ uI ISBN-10: 1469932067 ISBN-13: 978-1469932064

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In 1734 George Davie purchased Wiscasset including the island of Jeremysquam from three Indians of the Abnaki tribe, which was later agreed to by the chief, Robinhood, after whom a cove in Georgetown has been named.
Indian Wars soon wiped out all the settlements in this region. It was not until after 1750 that...Read MORE...

Westport Island was incorporated as part of Freetown (now Edgecomb) in 1774.

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1790 - First Free Baptist Church built in Westport.

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Fort McDonough was built in Westport in 1814. It was an earthen structure on the north end of the island.

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In 1828, Westport became a separate town.

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The first ferry from Westport to Wiscasset started in 1845.

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(Westport) In 1857, a bridge was built between the island’s West Shore Road and Phipps Point in Woolwich.

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Around 1870, William McKinney opened a store in at the corner of Main and Post Office roads in Westport.

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1886 - Westport
Westport is an island situated in Shepscot River between Woolwich and Boothbay, in Lincoln County....Read MORE...

1889 - William McKinney became the postmaster of Westport. His store also served as the post office.

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News  1900 - Statement of James F. Williams in regard to Jessie Cobb murder
“I was born in the town of Westport in 1870. When I was two years old my folks removed to Boothbay...Read MORE...

News  A reporter visits Westport in 1900 investigating the Jessie Cobb murder
Westport lies between Bath and Boothbay Harbor, and is the
first stopping place out of the former...Read MORE...

1906
Westport, a post-township (town) of Lincoln co., Me., on an inlet of the sea, 7 miles E. by S. of...Read MORE...

Ellsworth Colby opened a grocery store in Westport on February 26, 1947.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Boucher
flag  Charles Wilbur BOUCHER (5 March 1888, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - , )

Cromwell
flag  Charles H CROMWELL (25 November 1849, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - , )

Fowles
flag  Earl Martin FOWLES (12 November 1879, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - , )
flag  Willietta "Etta" FOWLES (abt. 1857, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - bef. 1919, )

Greenleaf
flag  Chester Dutton GREENLEAF (20 May 1870, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - , )

Jewett
flag  Albion Norton JEWETT (26 October 1860, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - , )

Williams
flag  James Frank WILLIAMS (8 May 1873, Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam) - , )
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1884
Albion Norton JEWETT (26 October 1860 - ) & Avis A MOOER ( - )
married 19 July 1884

1897
Chester Dutton GREENLEAF (20 May 1870 - ) & Sarah A MCINTYRE ( - )
married 28 September 1897
 

Cemeteries in Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)

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