Monthly Archives: October 2016

Sumner Cummings Libby

Sumner Cummings Libby, Scarborough, 1863 Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Sumner Cummings Libby, on left, was born on November 18, 1844. Conflicting records show he was born in either Scarborough or Cape Elizabeth. His parents were Levi and … Continue reading

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John L. Hoyt

John L. Hoyt, Scarborough, ca. 1864 Contributed by Maine State Archives John L. Hoyt served as a Second Lieutenant in the 29th Maine Infantry, Company I during the Civil War. Hoyt enlisted in Scarborough on January 9, 1864 at the … Continue reading

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Horatio Hight

Horatio Hight, Scarborough, ca. 1862 Contributed by Maine State Archives Horatio Hight served Co. C of the 12th Maine Regiment during the Civil War. He enlisted as a second lieutenant on November 15, 1861 at the of age 27, and … Continue reading

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George E. Andrews

George E. Andrews, Scarborough, 1864 Contributed by Maine State Archives George E. Andrews served as a second lieutenant in the 12th Maine Regiment, Company D, during the Civil War. Andrews was born in Scarborough around 1832. He mustered into service … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 4

Catch of the Day – Part 4 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins I Remember Lobster Fishing in Scarborough Most clam and lobster fisheries in Scarborough have been associated with Pine … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 3

Catch of the Day – Part 3 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins Lobster Fishing The first recorded lobster catch was in 1605 when the crew of the Archangel, captained by … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 2

Catch of the Day – Part 2 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins By 1880 conflict arose between Scarborough Marsh diking company owners and clam diggers, boaters, and fishermen who claimed … Continue reading

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Clamming and Lobstering – Part 1

Catch of the Day – Part 1 By Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Bruce Thurlow, Bill Bayley and Don Googins Scarborough’s coastline, with its marsh, freshwater streams, saltwater rivers, beaches and rocky ledges, has been a site for … Continue reading

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Homer, Winslow

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Winslow Homer – Artist Winslow Homer, landscape painter best known for his marine subjects, was born in Boston 24 February 1836 to Charles Savage Homer and Henrietta Benson Homer. His mother, an … Continue reading

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Haigis, Dr. Philip

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Dr. Philip Haigis Dr. Philip Haigis, son of Peter Haigis and Ruth Hodges Haigis, was born 29 April 1916 at Foxboro, Massachusetts. After medical school at Kirksville (Missouri) College of Osteopathy, he … Continue reading

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