The May Archer

The mailboat inevitably became the passenger ferry as well and in 1907, Captain Isaac E. Archibald used his 80 foot steamer, The May Archer to transport building supplies for the Island Inn, a new wharf was built by the next year and freight, mail and passenger service from Thomaston to Monhegan to Boothbay and back […]

The Schooner, Effort

Captain Humphrey delivered the mail first from Port Clyde 2x per week , then in 1884 from Boothbay. First from his sloop, the Goldsmith Maid and then from 1888 from his schooner, Effort. Captain George F. Brackett took over the Effort in the 1890s. In the book, An Eye for the Coast the story is […]

H.T. Bone

Cards to Harry

HARRY T. BONE A very unhappy piece of news about Harry Bone came our way a month or so ago, He has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Following surgery has been living in a nursing home in his home town. Although his short-term memory is poor, he has excellent long-term memory and loves to […]