Maine Forts


Describing the forts of Maine of colonial times and how the State obtained them. Originally published in 1924.

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“In order that these [old forts] may be placed in proper condition I have secured an appropriation from the Governor and Council and have arranged to repair the blockhouses and other structures, and place the reservations in good condition. . . These forts will become of ever increasing interest and value to the people of Maine and to the thousands who visit us during the summer months. They gradually should be developed and improved and good roads should be constructed to them to make them easy of access. The State of Maine never should part with them. After having made a careful study of the early history of our State this book has been prepared at my request by Henry E. Dunnack, State Librarian. It seemed wise that a permanent record should be made of the history of these forts and of the steps that led to their acquisition, for on the North Atlantic Coast there are few places of greater historic interest. For his complete and faithful work our Librarian deserves the thanks of all persons interested in the beginnings of Maine. In the years to come the people of our State will be grateful that the properties were acquired in the public interest. Their historical and sentimental value cannot be over-estimated. [signed] Percival P. Baxter, Governor of Maine, State Capitol, Augusta, September 1, 1924.” 6×9, softcover, illustrated, indexed. (224 pp; 9781935573517) $12.95