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Seated by the SeaThe Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen$
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Michael C. Connolly

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813037226

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813037226.001.0001

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“Delightfully Situated on a Healthy Hill”: The Port of Portland before the Civil War

“Delightfully Situated on a Healthy Hill”: The Port of Portland before the Civil War

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(p.6) 1 “Delightfully Situated on a Healthy Hill”: The Port of Portland before the Civil War
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Seated by the Sea
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Michael C. Connolly

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037226.003.0002

European settlement of Portland goes back to 1633 and the arrival of George Cleeve and Richard Tucker. Poor relations with the Native Americans of this region led to the destruction of the settlement on several occasions, but following the Embargo in the early nineteenth century, the city and its maritime-business community prospered dramatically. By 1853, at the urging of John Alfred Poor and others, Portland was linked by a narrow gauge railroad (later known as the Grand Trunk Railroad) with Montreal and the Canadian grain that would be shipped out during the winter months when the Saint Lawrence waterway was frozen.

Keywords:   George Cleeve, John Alfred Poor, Grand Trunk Railroad, embargo

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