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History of Calais, Maine, USA

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Calais developed as a lumbering centre; after 1801 shipbuilding was the most important industry. It was incorporated as a town in 1809 and named for Calais, France, in appreciation for aid given during the American Revolution.

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  • News 1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
    ...The storm took a very wide range, At Calais, Me., the roads were blocked up with snow-drifts, and the Western mail coach was compelled to return...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Calais
    Calais, a post-township of Washington county, Maine, at the head of navigation on the St. Croix river, nearly opposite St. Andrews in New Brunswick,...Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - Fire at Calais, Me.
    Calais, Thursday, April 8. Ten buildings in this place were destroyed by fire afternoon. Loss partially insured.
    The New York Times
    New York, New York
    April 9, 1858

  • 1859
    CALAIS, a township of Washington co., in the state of Maine, on the St. Croix or Shoodie river, nearly opposite St. Andrews, N. Brunswick, with which ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Extensive Destruction of Buildings in Calais, Me.
    CALAIS, Me., Aug. 27. - A fire broke out this afternoon in the rear of Mr. Samuel Ridout's livery stable, which was destroyed, together with stores...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - Fire
    CALAIS, Me., March 12. - This morning a fire broke out in the furniture store of Gillis & Gallagher. The stock and fixtures were entirely consumed....Read MORE...


  • 1886 - Calais
    Calais is situated at the eastern extremity of Washington County at the head of the tide on the St. Croix River. It is bounded by Baring on the west, ...Read MORE...


  • 1890 - July 20 - Snow & hail in Calais, ME

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  • 1895 - Calais
    Calais, kál'is, a city of Washington co., Me., is on the St. Croix River, which is part of the boundary between the United States and Canada. It is...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - DEMAND AN INCREASE
    Calais, Me., April 9. - The employes of the dye room at the St Croix cotton mills in St. Stephen are on strike. The strikers say that their wages...Read MORE...


  • News 1902 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    CALAIS, Me., March 1. - A fire in the Calais National Bank Building early today destroyed the upper story, while the entire building was damaged by...Read MORE...


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    Main Street from Near Post Office (1910)
  • Calais, Maine, USA
    Catholic Church and Convent
  • Calais, Maine, USA
    U.S. Custom House & Post Office
  • 1916
    Calais, kal'is, a city and sub-port of entry of Washington co., Me., is on the St. Croix River, which is part of the boundary between the United...Read MORE...




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Main Street from Near Post Office (1910)

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  • 1854 - Calais
    Calais, a post-township of Washington county, Maine, at the head of navigation on the St. Croix river, nearly opposite St. Andrews in New Brunswick,... Read MORE...

  • News  1854 - The Destructive Gate - Its Effects at the East.
    ...The storm took a very wide range, At Calais, Me., the roads were blocked up with snow-drifts, and the Western mail coach was compelled to return... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - Fire at Calais, Me.
    Calais, Thursday, April 8. Ten buildings in this place were destroyed by fire afternoon. Loss partially insured. The New York Times
    New York, New York
    April 9, 1858
  • 1859
    CALAIS, a township of Washington co., in the state of Maine, on the St. Croix or Shoodie river, nearly opposite St. Andrews, N. Brunswick, with which ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Fire
    CALAIS, Me., March 12. - This morning a fire broke out in the furniture store of Gillis & Gallagher. The stock and fixtures were entirely consumed.... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - Extensive Destruction of Buildings in Calais, Me.
    CALAIS, Me., Aug. 27. - A fire broke out this afternoon in the rear of Mr. Samuel Ridout's livery stable, which was destroyed, together with stores... Read MORE...

  • 1886 - Calais
    Calais is situated at the eastern extremity of Washington County at the head of the tide on the St. Croix River. It is bounded by Baring on the west, ... Read MORE...

  • 1890 - July 20 - Snow & hail in Calais, ME

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Calais
    Calais, kál'is, a city of Washington co., Me., is on the St. Croix River, which is part of the boundary between the United States and Canada. It is... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - DEMAND AN INCREASE
    Calais, Me., April 9. - The employes of the dye room at the St Croix cotton mills in St. Stephen are on strike. The strikers say that their wages... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - LOSSES BY FIRE.
    CALAIS, Me., March 1. - A fire in the Calais National Bank Building early today destroyed the upper story, while the entire building was damaged by... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Calais, kal'is, a city and sub-port of entry of Washington co., Me., is on the St. Croix River, which is part of the boundary between the United... Read MORE...

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