Category Archives: Prout’s Neck

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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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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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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Presentation Images – Century of Conflict

On January 6th, 2019, Michael Davis gave a presentation to the Scarborough Historical Society titled “Scarborough’s Black Point – A Century of Conflict.” Below are the images of that presentation. A video of his excellent presentation is here.

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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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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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Hotels of Scarborough

NOTE: Changes of Date, Time, and Location! This month’s Scarborough Historical Society meeting and presentation will be at 2:00 pm, January 7th, 2018, at the Scarborough Public Library. “The Hotels of Scarborough Beach and Prouts Neck” will be presented by … Continue reading

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Prout’s Neck: From Farm to Resort

Preface By John J. Cromie Ballston Spa, NY This work examines the gradual, early development of a summer place most noted as the home of Winslow Homer.  Yet, how does a resident of an upstate New York village become interested … Continue reading

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Beech Hill School, ca. 1879

This was a District 1 school located on the Pleasant Hill Road and Fogg Road intersection. It operated from 1790 to 1940. It later became a shed at the Prouts Neck Country Club.

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