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Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen

Michael C. Connolly


This book deals with the history of the port of Portland, Maine, an important North Atlantic maritime community with significant ties to Canada and Europe. A central focus of the book is the primacy of the Irish labor force that served to load and unload ships in this harbor. The book focuses especially on the years after the late nineteenth century, following a series of famines in Ireland and the resultant chain migration of large numbers of manual laborers, largely from County Galway, who settled in Portland. Following a review of the early maritime development of the port, it looks at the ... More

Keywords: Portland, Maine, longshoremen, Irish, Ireland, Galway, maritime, labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037226
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael C. Connolly, author