Portland's Past: Stories from the City by the Sea (American by Luann Yetter

By Luann Yetter

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow immortalized Portland, Maine, because the �beautiful city that's seated via the sea.� during this quantity, Maine writer Luann Yetter offers the tales from its previous that not just show off this exquisiteness but in addition light up its various and interesting background. The founding contributors of the wooded area urban braved the tough winters, yet no longer with no scandals and struggles. One guy raised a army to struggle the Barbary pirates threatening ships that sailed from Casco Bay, and privateers introduced rum onboard and ashore. And whereas one Portlander traded slaves, many others labored the Underground Railroad as staunch antislavery crusaders. detect Portland from its starting as uncharted territory via to its improvement into the imperative New England urban it really is today.

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