Hadlock, Capt. Samuel Jr. – 1824 European Journal

This transcription of Samuel Hadlock, Jr.’s journal of his travels through Europe in 1824 is provided Courtesy of the National Park Service, Acadia National Park, Sawtelle Collection.  WOS_HadlockJournalTrans_Box35F9 (Note: The Sawtelle Collection also includes a second journal of Hadlock’s travels in the British Isles in 1824 which has not yet been transcribed…

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Nautical Charts Exhibition (2017)

Charting Their Course – Clues from the Collection From 1874 to 1884 Great Cranberry islanders Meltiah and Carrie Richardson crisscrossed the Atlantic in their three-mast schooner. Their nautical charts and journal tell their story.

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Johnson, Samuel B. F., “Negro” Civil War Veteran

While researching Civil War General Andrew Barclay Spurling, who was born on GCI, I came across another Civil War veteran, Samuel B. F. Johnson, listed as Negro, who was also born in the Town of Cranberry Isles. His story might provide an interesting contrast to General Spurling. Johnson’s history has…

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Spurling, Gen. Andrew B., Congressional Medal of Honor (Civil War)

General Andrew Barclay Spurling (1833-1896) is the son of Abigail Hadlock Spurling and Samuel Spurling. He was born and raised on Great Cranberry Island, Maine. The Spurlings were one of the founding families on the Island during the late 18th century. The General’s mother, Abigail Hadlock, his father Samuel, and his stepfather, William…

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Shoes and Cape Houses Project 2013-2018 (GCIHS 2015.304.2062)

This updated 2018 report of investigation summarizes 2013-2017 research into nine Cape-style houses spawned by the 2013 discovery and repatriation of four ca. 1820-1830s shoes concealed in the chimney wall of the parsonage house of the Great Cranberry Congregational Church. To read the full report visit our catalogue at http://www.gcihs.org/archives/items/show/12970. …

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Archives Assessment Report 2017

Collections Assessment ~ the good, the bad, and the ugly In 2016, GCIHS joined a consortium of 15 local history organizations under the umbrella of the Friends of Island History (FOIH). In May 2017, FOIH retained HistoryIT to perform assessments of the collections, catalog systems, and digital initiatives of each…

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