Around Rockland

Around Rockland

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This wonderful photographic history of Rockland by the Shore Village Historical Society brings to life the story of this dynamic city between 1870 and 1970. Rockland's unique industrial heritage is documented in great detail--particularly lime manufacturing, which has brought national attention to Rockland over the years. Lime burning led to shipbuilding and other commercial endeavors, making Rockland the shipping and quarrying center of Midcoast Maine, and many of the photographs collected here show the proud shipping and quarrying traditions of the city in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most of the images that have been selected for this book are rare and previously unpublished, and many of them--although they may have seemed commonplace when originally taken--give us a tremendous insight into the way life was lived in the last century. At once comprehensive and accessible, this delightful book will earn a lasting place on the bookshelves of area homes and cottages, as well as in the hearts of Rocklanders young and old alike.Among these was Red jacket, a clipper ship so fast her record speed to Liverpool , England, has never been equalled by a ship under sail. At the same time industry was keeping Rockland economically strong, other forces were insuring itsanbsp;...

Title:Around Rockland
Author: Shore Village Historical Society
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 1996-03-01

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