Author Archives: Linda Snow-McLoon

The Wreck of the Sagamore

By Linda McLoon* It was snowing on Saturday evening, January 24, 1934, when the steel freighter, Sagamore, left Portland Harbor, bound for Boston with a hold filled mainly with large bolts of woolen material and oilcloth. The storm had intensified … Continue reading

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Fire – Jocelyn Hotel – 27 July 1909

PORTLAND EVENING EXPRESS        Tuesday, July 27, 1909                               Price Two Cents Transcription by Linda McLoon $100,000 FIRE PROUTS NECK       Joscelyn Hotel is in Ashes All Guests Escape in Safety with Their Personal Effects Googins Home and Plant Destroyed The … Continue reading

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1817 – Election Announcement

From the Ephemera….. By Linda McLoon Next year we will be celebrating the bicentennial of Maine’s separation from Massachusetts in 1820. Before Maine became a state, the town of Scarborough answered to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In this document dated … Continue reading

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From the Ephemera …. 

Homer Studio Ephemera By Linda Snow McLoon With much-appreciated input from Phil von Stade & Ann Googins Ephemera refers to written or printed material that is typically expected to have only short-term usefulness and, therefore, not usually saved. I have … Continue reading

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