Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

Throwback Thursday

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:00am

Does anyone know where these building used to be in the Midcoast or have any stories about them?

Thanks to Rockland, Maine History’s Facebook page, last week’s Throwback Thursday photo was submitted by Maynard Dean. It was the Socony Service Station, on a 4th of July sale at the corner of Main and Rankin Streets. One of PenBay Pilot’s commenters, Mike McMahon said, “This was my grandfather's [Charles (Chick) McMahon] gas station. It was on the corner of Main and Rankin Streets where the newest addition to the Rankin Block is today. My grandfather started the business during the second World War. The station was torn down and replaced by another gas station run by Veto Leo in the 1960's. The photo was probably taken in the 1940s.”

Photo courtesy of the Facebook group: “You knew you grew up in Camden-Rockport when...”



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