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Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
The work of rebuilding Tukey’s Bridge began in 1896-97. This survey photograph shows what Back Cove looked like prior to construction.
Note: Portland Stoneware Company at the top right, with two three-masted schooners in front of it. Portland Stoneware Company 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."
City Of Portland, Maine, Annual Report of the Commissioner of Public Works, "Back Cove, with Portland Stoneware Company at right." (2018). Portland Public Works Glass Negatives Collection, ca. 1892-1920. 5.
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Glass plate negatives
Portland Stoneware Co., Back Cove (Portland, Me.)
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