Deer Isle and Stonington (Postcard History) by Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society

By Deer Isle-Stonington Historical Society

Deer Isle, a coastal city in Penobscot Bay, was once settled via farmers and mariners within the 1760s after the top of the French and Indian struggle. humans, freight, and mail got here through water to the secluded island the place mackerel and lobster fishing have been the mainstays of the island�s economic system. within the overdue nineteenth century, granite from booming Stonington quarries used to be shipped through boat. summer time viewers begun arriving by means of the boatload to rusticate in gracious motels and seasonal cottages. those turned the themes of classic postcards, many created by means of neighborhood photographers shooting the perspectives of harbors and cities, rural roads and bridges, masts of the nice crusing vessels, and derricks of the massive quarries.

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