Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

Throwback Thursday

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:15am

What are we looking at here? This one is guaranteed to be a stumper but I’ll give you a hint. This little inland town in the Midcoast has never been featured in our TBT weekly feature, but the town’s name represents an ideal. Was that too obvious?

We got a boatload of guesses on last week’s TBT photo courtesy of Maine Historical Society’s archives. Your guesses ranged from: the Boat Barn on Atlantic Avenue in Camden to Bicknell's on Tillson Ave in Rockland to Newpert and Wallace shipyard in Thomaston.

The funny this, we may never know. The notes on that photo said: Written on back of photograph ”could be a shoe factory in Belfast.” ca. 1875-1920. This factory has many young men posing on the roof, and standing on platforms, looking out of 2nd floor windows.”

This week’s TBT courtesy of Maine Historical Society.

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