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Westport Island, Lincoln, Maine, USA

"Westport, a post-village in Westport township, Lincoln co., Me., on an inlet of the sea, 7 miles E. by S. of Bath. It is on a small island which lies at the mouth of Sheepscott River and is coextensive with Westport township. Pop. of the township, 699."

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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  • 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 the permanent settlers began to come in.
    www.westportisland.com/ history.html

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

    www.westportisland.us

  • 1790 - First Free Baptist Church built in Westport.

    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/

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

    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/

  • In 1828, Westport became a separate town.

    www.westportisland.us

  • The first ferry from Westport to Wiscasset started in 1845.

    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/

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

    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/

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

    www.mainememory.net/ artifact/ 99475

  • 1886 - Westport
    Westport is an island situated in Shepscot River between Woolwich and Boothbay, in Lincoln County. It is eleven miles long, and about a mile wide....Read MORE...


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

    www.mainememory.net/ artifact/ 99475

  • 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 where my father was interested in the livery...Read MORE...


  • Westport Island, Maine, USA
    The Rock Hill Inn and Residence of J. S. Knight, Westport, Me.
  • Westport Island, Maine, USA
    Roadway to S. F. Higgins, The Highland House, at Westport, Me.
  • 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 city. When the little
    steamboat drew up to the...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Westport, a post-township (town) of Lincoln co., Me., on an inlet of the sea, 7 miles E. by S. of Bath. Pop. in 1900, 330.
    Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906

  • Westport Island, Maine, USA
    The Highland House and Residence of S.F. Higgins
  • Westport Island, Maine, USA
    Steamer Nahanada at Hell Gate
  • Ellsworth Colby opened a grocery store in Westport on February 26, 1947.

    westportisland.wordpress.com/ category /history-2/



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

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
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Roadway to S. F. Higgins, The Highland House, at Westport, Me.

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
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The Highland House and Residence of S.F. Higgins

Westport Island, Maine, USA (Westport) (Jeremysquam)
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Steamer Nahanada at Hell Gate

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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 the permanent settlers began to come in. www.westportisland.com/ history.html
  • Westport Island was incorporated as part of Freetown (now Edgecomb) in 1774.
    www.westportisland.us
  • 1790 - First Free Baptist Church built in Westport.
    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/
  • Fort McDonough was built in Westport in 1814. It was an earthen structure on the north end of the island.
    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/
  • In 1828, Westport became a separate town.
    www.westportisland.us
  • The first ferry from Westport to Wiscasset started in 1845.
    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/
  • (Westport) In 1857, a bridge was built between the island’s West Shore Road and Phipps Point in Woolwich.
    www.newmainetimes.org/ articles/ 2011/ 07/ 27/ sense-place-westport-island/
  • Around 1870, William McKinney opened a store in at the corner of Main and Post Office roads in Westport.
    www.mainememory.net/ artifact/ 99475
  • 1886 - Westport
    Westport is an island situated in Shepscot River between Woolwich and Boothbay, in Lincoln County. It is eleven miles long, and about a mile wide.... Read MORE...

  • 1889 - William McKinney became the postmaster of Westport. His store also served as the post office.
    www.mainememory.net/ artifact/ 99475
  • 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 where my father was interested in the livery... 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 city. When the little
    steamboat drew up to the... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westport, a post-township (town) of Lincoln co., Me., on an inlet of the sea, 7 miles E. by S. of Bath. Pop. in 1900, 330. Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
  • Ellsworth Colby opened a grocery store in Westport on February 26, 1947.
    westportisland.wordpress.com/ category /history-2/

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