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"T. F. Secor" (Steamboat)

This 130-foot "Secor" was a coastal steamer that ran along the so-called "Blue Hill Line" between Bangor and Bar Harbor, and stopping at small village landings along the way. Captain Menemon Sanford placed the "T.F.Secor" in service on this line in 1846. It would connect with the Boston boat at Belfast.


"Travel on the Penobscot," Wilson Museum Bulletin. (Fall 1977) vo. 2, no.10

Allie Ryan, Penobscot Bay, Mount Desert and Eastport Steamboat Album. (Camden: Downeast Magazine), 1972.

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A Diary of a Visit to Castine
Noah Brooks
Personal diary
Castine Historical Society

From July 25-August 16,1848, Castine native Noah Brooks made a return visit to his hometown. He was eighteen at the time, and had been living in Boston. In his diary, there is no mention of Lane, but he recounts Castine gossip, and writes about visits with the Stevens and Witherle familes, accounts of swimming in Back Cove, and reading Wuthering Heights. The daily arrival of "the boat" (the "T.F.S." or the "Secor")—the way it was anticipated and observed by Castine residents—is notable.

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The Maine Register for the Year 1855 (Steamer Schedule)
George Adams, publisher
"The Maine Register for the Year 1855, embracing State and County Officers, and an abstract of the law and resolves; together with a complete business directory of the state, and a variety of useful information."

Steamer schedules for 1855, including the schedule for the steamer, "T. F. Secor" which served Castine, see pp. 234–35.

Citation: "Vessels (Specific / Named)." Fitz Henry Lane Online. Cape Ann Museum.§ion=%22T.+F.+Secor%22+%28Steamboat%29 (accessed July 24, 2024).
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