Category Archives: Pine Point

The Villages of Scarborough

During 2011, the Scarborough Leader ran a series of articles about the various “Villages of Scarborough” which began with “Town is Rich in Village History” and was followed by 10 articles regarding various “villages” in Scarborough. These articles included the … Continue reading

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Encapsulated Scrapbook – 1884-1979

This is a collection of 42 newspaper articles that were encapsulated into a collection probably during the 1970s at the Society. It consists of articles as early as 1884 and as recent as 1979 with the majority of articles from … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time (In Scarborough)

From the Bruce Thurlow Collection Scrapbook clippings from newspapers regarding “Once Upon a Time” [in Scarborough]. The articles include newspaper images and short write-up regarding various Scarborough objects, businesses, and places. Download from the Maine State Library.

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September 2018 Website Activity

Main Room Surname Files – I added an Alger Family Page, Scanned and OCRed 5 files, Linked 3 Known Internet Resources. I added a Walker Surname Page. Added a letter from Maynard E. Walker to Miss Libby dated 7 Mar 1959 – … 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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Litchfield, Lewis L. – Station Agent & Hobbyist

People Who Called Scarborough Home By Charlene Fenlason Lewis Litchfield Lewis Litchfield, station agent for the Boston & Maine Railroad in the early 1900s, was born in 1871. He was a station agent first at Pine Point and later at … Continue reading

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Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks – Part 2 of 2

Text by Bruce Thurlow Images from Scarborough Historical Society, Rodney Laughton and Don Googins (Part 1 Here) Shipwrecks Scarborough’s coastline has three extensive beaches: Higgins, Scarborough, and Pine Point. There are ledges, however, around Prouts Neck, Bluff and Stratton Islands (now … Continue reading

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