The Forts of Maine: Silent Sentinels of the Pine Tree State

The Forts of Maine: Silent Sentinels of the Pine Tree State

by Harry Gratwick
     
 

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Whether dotting the coastline, guarding the banks of the Kennebec or defending the Canadian border, Maine's many forts have sheltered its towns and people since the seventeenth century. Both Fort Kent and Fort Fairfield were built after the War of 1812 during the Aroostook War, when hostilities raged between Mainers and British Canadians over the region's rich…  See more details below

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Whether dotting the coastline, guarding the banks of the Kennebec or defending the Canadian border, Maine's many forts have sheltered its towns and people since the seventeenth century. Both Fort Kent and Fort Fairfield were built after the War of 1812 during the Aroostook War, when hostilities raged between Mainers and British Canadians over the region's rich timber stands. Portland Harbor's Fort Preble became embroiled in the Civil War when a Confederate raider tried--and failed--to steal a ship from its waters. In the twentieth century, Maine's preservationists protected many of these citadels, including Fort Knox in Penobscot Bay, the largest and most elaborate of all Maine's forts. Join local author Harry Gratwick as he uncovers stories of adventure and bravery from the forts of Maine. .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495367
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
767,202
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Harry Gratwick is the author of Mainers in the Civil War, " "Hidden History of Maine, " "Penobscot Bay" and "Stories from the Maine Coast." He spends his summers on Vinalhaven Island and is a member of the Vinalhaven Historical Society. He writes for two local publications, "Island Journal" and "Working Waterfront, " and holds an MA in history from Columbia University."

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