The work of rebuilding Tukey’s Bridge was begun in 1896-97. This is likely a survey photograph showing what the Back Cove looked like before construction began.
Note Portland Stoneware Co. at the top right, with two three-masted schooners in front of it. Portland Stoneware Co. was located at 35 Forest Avenue and shipped its wares from the end of Gould's wharf on Deering Point. The location was purported to have "excellent facilities for shipping and receiving via the shipping channel through Back Cove. At high tide, sailing vessels of 1500 tons could easily come up to the large wharf delivering raw goods and transporting finished goods. It also had two rail spurs connecting it to the Boston and Maine."
Format of Original
Glass plate negatives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Portland Stoneware Co., Back Cove (Portland, Me.)
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