Saturday, April 21, 2018

Narcissus Restoration Update 4-20-2018

 
March 22, 2018
Tony Castro, a gold leaf specialist, points
to gold leaf from the final center ceiling panel
from the no. 2 end of the Narcissus during his
inspection. Narcissus restoration team member
Ernie Eaton is on the right. Donald Curry with
camera in hand is standing in the background.
PWM

Amy Cole Ives, President at Sutherland
Conservation & Consulting in Augusta, ME 
using a high-tech tool to inspect the gold
leaf fleur-de-lis in the corner of the ceiling
panel. PWM

A test sample of the dark Pullman green that
will be the exterior color on the Narcissus.
This sample was created from the results of the
at Sutherland Conservation & Consulting.
The dark primer followed by the color coat.
During their operating years on the PLI, the 
interurbans were sometimes called the "black"
cars.  The color is definitely shiny.
Depending on the light, the color changes from
nearly black to an olive green. PWM

All images are the same sample piece. PWM

Shiny. PWM

Olive green. still the same sample
board. PWM

Natural light with snow as the background.
Looks shiny black to me. PWM


Ton inspects the golf leaf fleur-de-lis.
PWM

These ceiling panels were originally painted
a Nile green, then the gold leaf was applied.
When a summer camp, the ceiling panels
were painted white. The gold leaf has worked
its way to the surface over the years. Here you
can see the fleur-de-lis in the corner.
PWM

Another image of the gold leaf fleur-de-lis. The petals seem
to be similar to those of a poppy. There seems to be
"penciled-like" drawing in places. Tony mentioned this
was common practice to help accentuate a ribbon-like effect. 
PWM

Tony in search of faded gold leaf on the exterior letter board
of the Narcissus. PWM

Tony measuring the original "N" in the gold leaf lettering
of the wooden interurban, Narcissus. PWM

Tony was able to see and measure the original "N" and "T"
of the word Interurban as seen here in an image of the
Narcissus. All the exterior letters and numbers were
gold leaf. STM Collection

This is one of the original destination roll signs from
the sister PLI coach to Narcissus, No. 10, Arbutus. The sign
is in the PLI collection of the Gray Historical Society.
We hope to gain permission to borrow this sign to use as a
template to make two reproduction signs to be used on
the Narcissus. The lettering will be gold leaf on
the Narcissus signs, as was original. The above
Arbutus sign was a gift to the Historical Society
from Gertrude Libbey Anthony, daughter of the builder
of the PLI, W. S. Libbey. PWM
March 21, 2018
Quality mahogany was acquired for use in making the sash for
the large stained glass "eyebrows". One eyebrow is located a
pair of passenger windows. These boards are 20-inches wide
and 19-inch wide and both are 4-quarters in thickness. PWM

A template was used to outline the half arches.
Each arched sash has a left and right piece
that connect at the top of the arch and each
end connects to the horizontal cross piece
at the base. PWM

This work took place at Lary Shaffer's Scarborough Marsh
Fine Furniture woodworking shop. Lary is seen here cutting
to separate a section of the board of the outlined pieces. PWM

Lary takes the section and then cuts away the
individual half arch sections. PWM

Different view. PWM

Once the mahogany pieces are cut they must
set for several days. The fibers in the wood
have to settle after the cut. PWM

Finished for the day. Original eyebrow with its
ornate leaded stained glass in its mahogany sash
in front of the newly cut halves, with a stack of
jigs behind the pile. Those jigs will be used to
guide each half to make the various cuts for the 
contours and grooves to hold the glass.
LS photo

During the 2016 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event, the windows in
place temporarily during the event so visitors could see
what's ahead for the beauty. PWM

April 19, 2018.
About a month after the eyebrow sash
was first cut from the large mahogany boards, the half-arches
need their sides shaved to being flat. Each piece has a
different amount of warp to it that needs to be removed to
have the surface reach where its whole face is flat. If a
particular board is so warped that the side isn't flat until the
board width is too thin to use. Lary uses a caliper to measure
after each pass through the jointer or the planer. PWM

Initially eyeing where the high point is on the board. PWM

Lary passes the board through the jointer to work one side
towards being flat. It may take more than pass. And the jointer
can be adjusted to take a little less wood or a little more.
PWM

Lary using the caliper to see how much more wood he has
to remove to make the side flat before the board is too
thin to use. PWM

Once the first side is flat, the board will be passed through
the planer. It pulls the board through on its own. PWM
Lary measuring the thickness of the board after passing it
through the planer. PWM

Lary pointing to where the planer still has not taken
away a section of rough fibers. This side is still not flat and
the calipers measure the board is now too thin to use. 
This process will be repeated with each board. PWM

Lary placing the three components that make a complete
eyebrow sash on a template of a complete window.
PWM

Examples of the various ornate leaded stained glass in their
mahogany sash. There are a total of forty leaded stained
glass windows in the Narcissus. PWM

The goal for recent grant applications have been for 
tasks and materials for completing the interior work in
The Narcissus. These springs are the two styles needed for
the passenger seat backs and bottoms. Finding a source to
make these springs, one type, in particular, was not as easy
as one might think it would be. PWM

Mark your calendars
and purchase your Friday-opening tickets in advance and make plans to attend the 2018 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event July 20, 21, & 22 at Seashore Trolley Museum.

Click Here for more on Theodore Roosevelt's connections to ME

Click Here for more on the Narcissus and the other nine Maine electric railway vehicles at Seashore Trolley Museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Click Here for more on our participation in the Maine Innovation Expo at Museum L-A May 19, 2018

Schedule of PLI/Narcissus Presentations - Spring 2018
The fourth and final presentation in the spring series will be Tuesday, May 15 in West Cumberland

The 1915 Morrison Hill Station from the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
in West Cumberland, Maine, at Seashore Trolley Museum in
Kennebunkport greets passengers as they arrive on the 1901 open trolley car
No. 303 from New Haven, CT. July 2017 PWM image

May 15 - West Cumberland Recreation Hall  - Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
                115 (Rear) Blackstrap Road, Cumberland, Maine
"The 1915 Morrison Hill Station & the PLI in West Cumberland"
The Portland-Lewiston Interurban (PLI) operated in West Cumberland and carried 7.3 million passengers between 1914 and 1933. The 1915 waiting station at Morrison Hill was donated to Seashore Trolley Museum by Richard Budd, owner of Budd's Gulf in West Cumberland. Learn about the construction (1910-1914) of the line, operations between Portland and Lewiston, Theodore Roosevelt's 1914 ride from Lewiston to Portland on the high-speed luxury interurban, Narcissus, the only surviving high-speed interurban from the line that exists today. Currently, under restoration at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, the PLI's No. 14, Narcissus, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1980. A number of PLI/Narcissus artifacts will be on display during the event. Narcissus project manager Phil Morse and restoration technician Donald Curry from Seashore Trolley Museum will be the presenters.
This is a free public event is in cooperation with Prince Memorial Library

Please Consider a Donation to the Narcissus
and help us see this restoration through to completion!
See below for donation options

Thank You


We Did It!! 

$40,000 Raised!

Your Donations to the Narcissus Combined to Achieve the Goal. Raise $40,000 for the Narcissus to Meet the Challenge of the Matching Grant from the 

This brings the Combined Total Amount of Donations to the
Narcissus, based on the 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation's matching grants to $100,000!  

The $40,000 donation is the 2nd donation to the Narcissus from the 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation as a result of successfully raising funds for a matching grant. A previous $10,000 matching grant challenge was achieved in 2014.

Donations made to the Narcissus Fund 816-A, during 2018 and until further notice,
 will be used for work and materials needed to restore the interior of the Narcissus.

See below for Donation options -

It starts with YOU
Your Donation Matters
Make a Donation TODAY

Please Help the Narcissus
Donations are now being raised to restore the interior of the Narcissus.

Donation Options to Help Restore the Narcissus:


The New England Electric Railway Historical Society (NEERHS)
is the 501c3 organization that owns and operates the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, ME and the National Streetcar
The NEERHS is registered with the IRS (EIN# 01-0244457) and was incorporated in Maine in 1941.

Check or Money Order ***** should be made payable to:
New England Electric Railway Historical Society (NEERHS)
In the memo please write: Narcissus Fund 816-A
Mail to: Seashore Trolley Museum
              P. O. Box A
              Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Credit Card ***** donations can be a one-time donation or you
may choose to have a specific amount charged to your card
automatically on a monthly basis. Please contact the Museum bookkeeper, Connie, via email at finance@NEERHS.org or by phone, 207-967-2712 ext. 5.

Online Donations - may be made by using a Credit Card: 
Click Here to make an online donation through the Museum's website - When at the Donation page: Fill in donor info, etc., when at "To which fund are you donating? Scroll down to "Other" and type in: 816-A Narcissus, then continue on filling in the required information.

Click Here for PayPal - to make an online donation: you can use email: finance@NEERHS.org and in the message box write:
For Narcissus fund 816-A

Donation of Securities ***** We also accept donations of
securities. You can contact the Museum bookkeeper, Connie, via email at finance@NEERHS.org or by phone, 207-967-2712 ext. 5,
for brokerage account information for accepting donated securities.

BONUS ***** If you work for a company/corporation that will
"match" an employee's donation to an approved 501c3 non-profit,
educational, organization, please be sure to complete the necessary paperwork with your employer so that your donation is matched :)

Questions? ***** Please contact Narcissus project manager:
Phil Morse, pmorse31@gmail.com or call 207-985-9723 - cell.

Thank You :)

Thank You for our Current Funding Partners
20th Century Electric Railway Foundation - 2017/2014 Matching Grant Challenges
Mass Bay RRE - 2018 Railroad Preservation Grant 
Thornton Academy (Saco, ME) - Staff & Alumni - Matching Grant Challenge 2014
* New England Electric Railway Historical Society (Kennebunkport, ME) - Member Donations
Amherst Railway Society - 2015 Heritage Grant
National Railway Historical Society - 2016 & 2015 Heritage Preservation Grants
Enterprise Holding Foundation - 2015 Community Grant
Theodore Roosevelt Association - Member Donations
John Libby Family Association and Member Donations
* The Conley Family - In Memory of Scott Libbey 2017/2016/2015
The W. S. Libbey Family - Awalt, Conley, Graf, Holman, Libbey, McAvoy, McLaughlin, Meldrum, O'Halloran, Salto, - 2017
* The Hughes Family 2017/2016/2010
New Gloucester Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Public Library Association - Pat Barter Speaker Series
* IBM - Matching Employee/Retiree Donations
* Fidelity Charitable Grant - Matching Employee Donations
* Richard E. Erwin Grant - 2017/2016


The Narcissus, with interior back-lit, stained glass windows are majestic.
Make a donation today to help restore the interior of this Maine gem.
Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track! Once restored,
you will be able to ride in luxury on this National Register Treasure at
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.
PWM photo


Please Consider Making a Donation to the Narcissus Restoration Project. We are currently raising funds to restore the interior of this Maine gem.

Various News stories during the summer of 2015 about the
Narcissus and its connection to Theodore Roosevelt. TR
was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914.


Click Here to See the list of All Previous Blog Posts - 100-Plus

Link to Libby/Libbey Family connections

Click Here - Portland Public Library Presentation - History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - W. S. Libbey - The Man and His Mill
Click Here - W. S. Libbey - His 1908 Stanley Steamer K 30-hp Semi-Racer
Click Here - W. Scott Libbey's 1908 Stanley Steamer History to be Featured - July 21, 2017
Click Here - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - May 18, 1914, Newspaper Story on the Passing of PLI Builder, W. Scott Libbey
Click Here - 102nd Anniversary of the Opening of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - 83rd anniversary of the Closing of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - Sophia, W. S. Libbey Descendant Visits the Narcissus
Click Here - LibbylLibbey Family Connection to Narcissus becomes Personal
Click Here - Ode To the Grand Old Interurban
Click Here - The Portland-Lewiston Interurban "Bouquet" is Ordered (1912)

Links to Narcissus Restoration Work:
Click Here - Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
Click Here - Narcissus Enters Town House Restoration Shop
Click Here - Sorting and Cleaning Materials on Interior of the Narcissus
Click Here - September 7, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - December 7, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - December 14, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - Beautiful Brass of the Narcissus
Click Here - December 28, 2015 Restoration Update
Click Here - January 4, 2016, Restoration Update
Click Here - Vallee Family Photos of Narcissus 1960s
Click Here - February 11, 2016, Restoration Update
Click Here - A Wooden Interurban - Restoration Info
Click Here - NRHS 2016 Heritage Grant Award to Narcissus
Click Here - Announcement of 2016 Teddy Roosevelt Days Fundraising Event for the Narcissus
Click Here - Series of Restoration Posts related to work on exterior poplar frames
Click Here - Vintage Poplar used in Narcissus restoration
Click Here - Mahogany Sash passenger windows being restored
Click Here - "A President Has Ridden in My House!" - Video of Dan Vallee
Click Here - Teddy Roosevelt Days 2016 - Weekend Event Benefits the Narcissus
Click Here - August 2016 Restoration Update
Click Here - Mid-September Restoration Update
Click Here - Theodore Roosevelt & the Narcissus: Connecting Maine Communities
Click Here - How to Make New Seats for the Narcissus?
Click Here - 2016 Summary of Research and Outreach
Click Here - 2016 Restoration Summary


The Narcissus - July 31, 2015. Make a donation today.
Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track!
Once restored, you will be able to ride in luxury on this
National Historic Treasure at
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.























Friday, April 20, 2018

New Exhibits for 2018 at Seashore Trolley Museum that are Restoration Shop Related 4-20-2018

1915 Portland-Lewiston Interurban waiting station from
Morrison Hill in West Cumberland, ME at Seashore
Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, ME. Last summer
and fall the petite 10-foot by 5-foot, metal-clad
building had some well-needed repairs and maintenance
take place on the exterior and the interior. In part, the work
Peek through the open front door. Do you see the large decal?
PWM photo

Beautiful Morrison Hill Station garden glass artwork
Deb was the professional leaded stained glass artisan that
restored all forty of the Narcissus ornate leaded stained glass.
PWM 


Seashore Trolley Museum will open its 2018  public operation season on Saturday, May 5. The public operations will be weekends-only through Memorial Day weekend, then daily through Columbus Day, and weekends only through the end of October. 2018 will be the 79th year anniversary recognizing the arrival of the very first vehicle in the collection, 1900 open-car No. 31 from the Biddeford & Saco Railroad.

The exhibit in the Morrison Hill Station is coming together. It may not be fully in place by opening day for public operations, but we are close. In part, the new exhibit/display will prompt/encourage Museum visitors to travel along the path to the Donald G. Curry Restoration Shop. There they will find many additional exhibit panels that were installed last week along the wall of the visitor gallery walkway.

Little Closer view of the back-wall image in place now. PWM

The only electricity to the building is the 600-volt DC
service. Inside and outside clusters of bulbs in series. PWM

The image was taken from the visitor gallery observation
walkway in the Donald G. Curry Town House Restoration
Shop. PWM.

Fathead decals are not only for sports icons, Disney
characters, and big screen Marvel Super Heroes:)
Fathead is very happy to make decals of our
Historic Electric Railway Super Heroes too:) PWM

This is a heartfelt poem first read aloud
in 1939 at the PLI employees 2nd reunion in
Gray, ME. It is included in a new brochure
for the Narcissus. Click Here to watch
the music video of this poem as performed by
Troy R. Bennett PWM

One side of a new handout to compliment the Morrison
Hill Station display will be this tri-fold brochure
with colorful details about the Portland-
Lewiston Interurban and its lone survivor,
National Register of Historic Places
member, 1912 No. 14, Narcissus. PWM

The other side. Thank you to Reece Saunders for working
with me to create the brochure. PWM

View as a visitor first steps through the
doorway at the top of the exterior stairwell.
Relocated is the farebox that once was
attached to the floor (see the white spot on
the floor) and to the wall on the left, making
for an obstruction in the narrow walkway.
PWM

View of the wall. PWM

Looking towards the entrance/exit with the overlook on the
left with the first two professional exhibit panels. PWM

The end of the overlook is the relocated farebox
and a kiosk that displays the floorplan
of the shop with the various historic cars
short bio. PWM

The first two professional exhibit panels at the
overlook. PWM

Looking down the stairs from the overlook. The window to
the shop foreman's office has had a film applied to the glass
so visitors vision into the office is blurred. PWM

View of the additional professional exhibit panels along
the wall of the visitor gallery walkway. PWM


With the new roof on the Donald G. Curry Town House Restoration Shop and the addition of new LED lighting in the shop, these new panels will be well received by visitors to the shop. Other improvements are taking place on the other side of the wall seen here. More on that in a future post.

Mark your calendars
and purchase your Friday-opening tickets in advance and make plans to attend the 2018 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event July 20, 21, & 22 at Seashore Trolley Museum.

Click Here for more on Theodore Roosevelt's connections to ME

Click Here for more on the Narcissus and the other nine Maine electric railway vehicles at Seashore Trolley Museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Click Here for more on our participation in the Maine Innovation Expo at Museum L-A May 19, 2018

Schedule of PLI/Narcissus Presentations - Spring 2018
The fourth and final presentation in the spring series will be Tuesday, May 15 in West Cumberland

The 1915 Morrison Hill Station from the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
in West Cumberland, Maine, at Seashore Trolley Museum in
Kennebunkport greets passengers as they arrive on the 1901 open trolley car
No. 303 from New Haven, CT. July 2017 PWM image

May 15 - West Cumberland Recreation Hall  - Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
                115 (Rear) Blackstrap Road, Cumberland, Maine
"The 1915 Morrison Hill Station & the PLI in West Cumberland"
The Portland-Lewiston Interurban (PLI) operated in West Cumberland and carried 7.3 million passengers between 1914 and 1933. The 1915 waiting station at Morrison Hill was donated to Seashore Trolley Museum by Richard Budd, owner of Budd's Gulf in West Cumberland. Learn about the construction (1910-1914) of the line, operations between Portland and Lewiston, Theodore Roosevelt's 1914 ride from Lewiston to Portland on the high-speed luxury interurban, Narcissus, the only surviving high-speed interurban from the line that exists today. Currently, under restoration at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, the PLI's No. 14, Narcissus, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1980. A number of PLI/Narcissus artifacts will be on display during the event. Narcissus project manager Phil Morse and restoration technician Donald Curry from Seashore Trolley Museum will be the presenters.
This is a free public event is in cooperation with Prince Memorial Library

Please Consider a Donation to the Narcissus
and help us see this restoration through to completion!
See below for donation options

Thank You


We Did It!! 

$40,000 Raised!

Your Donations to the Narcissus Combined to Achieve the Goal. Raise $40,000 for the Narcissus to Meet the Challenge of the Matching Grant from the 

This brings the Combined Total Amount of Donations to the
Narcissus, based on the 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation's matching grants to $100,000!  

The $40,000 donation is the 2nd donation to the Narcissus from the 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation as a result of successfully raising funds for a matching grant. A previous $10,000 matching grant challenge was achieved in 2014.

Donations made to the Narcissus Fund 816-A, during 2018 and until further notice,
 will be used for work and materials needed to restore the interior of the Narcissus.

See below for Donation options -

It starts with YOU
Your Donation Matters
Make a Donation TODAY

Please Help the Narcissus
Donations are now being raised to restore the interior of the Narcissus.

Donation Options to Help Restore the Narcissus:


The New England Electric Railway Historical Society (NEERHS)
is the 501c3 organization that owns and operates the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, ME and the National Streetcar
The NEERHS is registered with the IRS (EIN# 01-0244457) and was incorporated in Maine in 1941.

Check or Money Order ***** should be made payable to:
New England Electric Railway Historical Society (NEERHS)
In the memo please write: Narcissus Fund 816-A
Mail to: Seashore Trolley Museum
              P. O. Box A
              Kennebunkport, ME 04046

Credit Card ***** donations can be a one-time donation or you
may choose to have a specific amount charged to your card
automatically on a monthly basis. Please contact the Museum bookkeeper, Connie, via email at finance@NEERHS.org or by phone, 207-967-2712 ext. 5.

Online Donations - may be made by using a Credit Card: 
Click Here to make an online donation through the Museum's website - When at the Donation page: Fill in donor info, etc., when at "To which fund are you donating? Scroll down to "Other" and type in: 816-A Narcissus, then continue on filling in the required information.

Click Here for PayPal - to make an online donation: you can use email: finance@NEERHS.org and in the message box write:
For Narcissus fund 816-A

Donation of Securities ***** We also accept donations of
securities. You can contact the Museum bookkeeper, Connie, via email at finance@NEERHS.org or by phone, 207-967-2712 ext. 5,
for brokerage account information for accepting donated securities.

BONUS ***** If you work for a company/corporation that will
"match" an employee's donation to an approved 501c3 non-profit,
educational, organization, please be sure to complete the necessary paperwork with your employer so that your donation is matched :)

Questions? ***** Please contact Narcissus project manager:
Phil Morse, pmorse31@gmail.com or call 207-985-9723 - cell.

Thank You :)

Thank You for our Current Funding Partners
20th Century Electric Railway Foundation - 2017/2014 Matching Grant Challenges
Mass Bay RRE - 2018 Railroad Preservation Grant 
Thornton Academy (Saco, ME) - Staff & Alumni - Matching Grant Challenge 2014
* New England Electric Railway Historical Society (Kennebunkport, ME) - Member Donations
Amherst Railway Society - 2015 Heritage Grant
National Railway Historical Society - 2016 & 2015 Heritage Preservation Grants
Enterprise Holding Foundation - 2015 Community Grant
Theodore Roosevelt Association - Member Donations
John Libby Family Association and Member Donations
* The Conley Family - In Memory of Scott Libbey 2017/2016/2015
The W. S. Libbey Family - Awalt, Conley, Graf, Holman, Libbey, McAvoy, McLaughlin, Meldrum, O'Halloran, Salto, - 2017
* The Hughes Family 2017/2016/2010
New Gloucester Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Historical Society and Member Donations
Gray Public Library Association - Pat Barter Speaker Series
* IBM - Matching Employee/Retiree Donations
* Fidelity Charitable Grant - Matching Employee Donations
* Richard E. Erwin Grant - 2017/2016


The Narcissus, with interior back-lit, stained glass windows are majestic.
Make a donation today to help restore the interior of this Maine gem.
Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track! Once restored,
you will be able to ride in luxury on this National Register Treasure at
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.
PWM photo


Please Consider Making a Donation to the Narcissus Restoration Project. We are currently raising funds to restore the interior of this Maine gem.

Various News stories during the summer of 2015 about the
Narcissus and its connection to Theodore Roosevelt. TR
was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914.


Click Here to See the list of All Previous Blog Posts - 100-Plus

Link to Libby/Libbey Family connections

Click Here - Portland Public Library Presentation - History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - W. S. Libbey - The Man and His Mill
Click Here - W. S. Libbey - His 1908 Stanley Steamer K 30-hp Semi-Racer
Click Here - W. Scott Libbey's 1908 Stanley Steamer History to be Featured - July 21, 2017
Click Here - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - May 18, 1914, Newspaper Story on the Passing of PLI Builder, W. Scott Libbey
Click Here - 102nd Anniversary of the Opening of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - 83rd anniversary of the Closing of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
Click Here - Sophia, W. S. Libbey Descendant Visits the Narcissus
Click Here - LibbylLibbey Family Connection to Narcissus becomes Personal
Click Here - Ode To the Grand Old Interurban
Click Here - The Portland-Lewiston Interurban "Bouquet" is Ordered (1912)

Links to Narcissus Restoration Work:
Click Here - Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
Click Here - Narcissus Enters Town House Restoration Shop
Click Here - Sorting and Cleaning Materials on Interior of the Narcissus
Click Here - September 7, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - December 7, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - December 14, 2015, Restoration Report
Click Here - Beautiful Brass of the Narcissus
Click Here - December 28, 2015 Restoration Update
Click Here - January 4, 2016, Restoration Update
Click Here - Vallee Family Photos of Narcissus 1960s
Click Here - February 11, 2016, Restoration Update
Click Here - A Wooden Interurban - Restoration Info
Click Here - NRHS 2016 Heritage Grant Award to Narcissus
Click Here - Announcement of 2016 Teddy Roosevelt Days Fundraising Event for the Narcissus
Click Here - Series of Restoration Posts related to work on exterior poplar frames
Click Here - Vintage Poplar used in Narcissus restoration
Click Here - Mahogany Sash passenger windows being restored
Click Here - "A President Has Ridden in My House!" - Video of Dan Vallee
Click Here - Teddy Roosevelt Days 2016 - Weekend Event Benefits the Narcissus
Click Here - August 2016 Restoration Update
Click Here - Mid-September Restoration Update
Click Here - Theodore Roosevelt & the Narcissus: Connecting Maine Communities
Click Here - How to Make New Seats for the Narcissus?
Click Here - 2016 Summary of Research and Outreach
Click Here - 2016 Restoration Summary


The Narcissus - July 31, 2015. Make a donation today.
Help Theodore Roosevelt's Maine Ride get back on track!
Once restored, you will be able to ride in luxury on this
National Historic Treasure at
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.