- Item 100815 - First Penobscot Bridge, Bangor, ca. 1846
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- Item 100815
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In 1864, John Martin of Bangor drew, from recollection, the First Penobscot Bridge from Steam Boat wharf in Bangor. He labeled the toll house, Skinner's Store, and the Draw.Show Details
Martin (1823-1864) began in 1864 writing a Journal about his life and experiences. The illustration of the bridge appeared on page 220 in a section he wrote about the Freshet of March 29, 1846, which destroyed the bridge.
Martin wrote that a corporation in which Asa Davis was a stockholder built the bridge for $50,000. It was built in 1832.