Monday, June 29, 2020

Virtual Tour - Narcissus 3-D

A screenshot still is taken from the short virtual tour video of
the Narcissus. The 1912 Portland-Lewiston Interurban,
Narcissus is currently being restored at Seashore Trolley
Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine. The SolidWorks
software used has been an important tool in the restoration
Narcissus.

     Restoring historic electric railway transportation vehicles is challenging, expensive, and can take years with thousands and thousands of labor hours. With a project like the historic, Narcissus; retired from public service in 1933, stripped of all original mechanical and electrical components, its body serving as the Vallee family summer camp for 35-years, takes the work to complete the restoration to a higher level full of challenges. Animated, virtual 3-D technology, has become a critical ally in helping overcome some of the inherent challenges.

A 40-second virtual 3-D tour of the Narcissus below or Click Here


     The virtual tour video is rendered from the SolidWorks software that is made up of files of the various individual components that have been spec'd out and uploaded. Files upon files. Layers of files. A work in progress. As files of more components are added, specs verified, the "Narcissus" model becomes more complete. A dedicated Museum member/volunteer has been uploading and managing the software. Ernie Eaton, the Narcissus restoration shop project manager, oversees all work on the Narcissus. Ernie works with the other restoration shop staff working on the Narcissus to spec-out the components that then are uploaded to the software and continue to build-out the virtual model of the Narcissus. Then Ernie works with the finished files to implement restoration work.

Interior passenger compartment of the virtual Narcissus.

     The finished files are so precise, that if we need to replicate a metal component, we can email the file to the foundry, and the foundry will use the digital file to provide a quote to replicate the component. The foundry can then use the digital file to replicate components. The same steps apply if a replica mahogany wood component needs to be made. The same process applies to have the intricate interlocking tile floor pieces reproduced, luggage racks, etc. (Please keep in mind, for the purpose of this post, I'm vastly oversimplifying the process, steps, and time required to make this all happen.)

Virtual view from within the smoking compartment of the
Narcissus looking into the number one end vestibule.

Virtual overhead view looking into the number one end
vestibule and smoking compartment of the Narcissus.
The digital files were used to replicate a replacement train
door seen here. The train door has a window sash that slides
up and down for access to the trolley pole rope from inside
the coach.

Virtual curtain file for the Narcissus. Here is a good example
to show the level of detail. The pattern on the curtain. See
the original Narcissus curtain below.

We do have some of the original curtains that were in the
Narcissus. We will need to have some replacements made.
The digital files of the metal components will be used to
cast replacements. The digitals files of the pattern will
also be used in having replacement curtain material made.

The original Narcissus curtain material/pattern.

Screenshot of a digital file for the train door.

     We have one original train door and most of its two original window sash. These were used to create the measurements needed to create the digital files that in turn were used to calculate the amount of mahogany needed, and other critical aspects to make a replacement historically correct train door and window sash.

Replacement train door on the left.

Screenshot of the digital file of the end of one of the
37-foot-long southern yellow pine side sills. The layers
of detail allow for a visual of where the steel channel
exterior edge along the top and bottom end and allow
space for the cuts for the mortise/tenon of the window
posts. Also, to see where the bolts are placed to
pass through the massive timber to secure the channel \
and timber to the passenger compartment floor sills/joists.

These side sill specification details are seen in this
screenshot was critical in being able to properly
assess vintage southern yellow pine 40-foot
side sill timber of the Narcissus.

     We have received no Federal or State funds to help with financing the restoration work on the Narcissus, but we still use the historic preservation guidelines to help guide our decisions in moving the project forward. One of the many challenges was locating vintage (1870s-1890s) southern yellow pine timbers to replace the 37-foot-long side sills. Candidates for the sills tend to be 40-footers that often are 12"x 12" and were removed from a 19th-century mill building that had been raised. These massive timbers tend to be stored outside. In some cases, they have been stored outside for many, many years. Many have very large holes and mortise cuts, long cracks, sections of rot, etc., that disqualify them from being suitable for use as side sills in the restoration of the historic Narcissus. The detailed spec file of the side sills seen above was critical in the assessment process while inspecting sill candidates. If a particular timber candidate had a large mortise, crack, or rot in an area on the timber where, as a side sill, a mortise cut for a window post or some other significant component needed solid wood for a secure fit, it could be quickly identified as being an unsuitable candidate. No guessing. Move on to the next candidate. I can't stress enough, how important it has been to have these details available, once the file is spec'd out, uploaded, tweaked, etc., and made available. 

In this screenshot, you can see the virtual bolt holes in the
virtual side sill.

     Through the winter and up until the initial COVID-19 guidelines for remote work was implemented, work on other Narcissus components took place. Remember, the Narcissus arrived on campus at Seashore Trolley Museum on Halloween, October 31, 1969, as a body only. No mechanical or electrical components at all to make it operate, stop, etc. More than fifty years of searching and collecting various mechanical and electric components to use in restoring the majestic Narcissus to be a fully restored, operating luxury interurban coach.

Using shop air (see gauge w/piping)
Brian Tenaglia was able to assess the 
moving parts of the multi-unit with
its controller connected.

Another view of the multi-unit and controller during testing.

The four 65-hp motors that will be used
to operate the Narcissus, returned to
Seashore Trolley Museum after having been
fully rehabbed at AC Electric. 

A view of the inner working of one
of the newly rehabbed motors for the
Narcissus. 

Brian Tenaglia (l) and Bill Catanesye working on one of the
trucks that will have its frame and several components
utilized for building two trucks for use operating the
Narcissus.

Parts that are removed from one of eight different trucks
for use in building the two trucks used to operate the 
Narcissus, are first sandblasted then coated with primer
prior to receiving coats of paint.

     Restoration work continues on the Narcissus. The Narcissus is more than 100 years old now and has so many incredible stories to share. The restoration is but one.

     The Narcissus is featured in the national Gold Award-winning novel, Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride. The "Elegant Ride" is the Narcissus. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914, between Lewiston and Portland, Maine, during campaigning for the Progressive Party candidates. June 2020

Independent book publisher, Phil Morse, holding
the Gold Book Award Winner plaque for
 the Middle Reader category for The Eric
Hoffer Book Award. Congratulations to
award-winning Maine author,
Jean M. Flahive

     The paperback edition of Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride can be purchased online through the Seashore Trolley Museum's store website. Books purchased through the Museum's website directly benefit the Museum and the Narcissus project. Amazon book purchases also benefit the Museum and the Narcissus.

Click Here to go to the Museum Store webpage to order online

Click Here to go to the Amazon page to order the book online

Click Here to go to the ebook page

Books are available at these local bookstores in Maine:
The Book Review, Falmouth
The Bookworm, Gorham
Letterpress Books, Portland
Nonesuch Books and More, South Portland
Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shops - All locations

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride
by Jean M. Flahive
Illustrations by Amy J. Gagnon

     Millie Thayer is a headstrong farmer's daughter who chases her dreams in a way you would expect a little girl nicknamed "Spitfire" would-running full tilt and with her eyes on the stars. Dreaming of leaving the farm life, working in the city, and fighting for women's right to vote, Millie imagines flying away on a magic carpet. One day, that flying carpet shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm. A fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, she finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. Despairing that her dreams may be shattered, Millie learns, in an unexpected way, that dreams can be shared.
A resource for teachers 
Maine Historical Society has created companion lesson plans inspired by Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride - These State-standard-based lesson plans for classroom use in grades 6, 7, and 8 are now completed. They will be uploaded to the Maine Memory Network and will be included with the other statewide lesson plans K-12. Once a link is available, it will be posted here. The lesson plans will also be uploaded and available through the Seashore Trolley Museum's website later in July 2020. Go to the Teacher Resource Page in the pulldown for more details.

The ebook is available through Amazon Kindle Click HERE

The audiobook is now available Click HERE to go to the Audible page.

2-minute, 30-second, Retail Audio Sample of the Audiobook 


Award-winning author, Jean M. Flahive


                                                  


Click Here to read the post - Coveted Blueink Starred Review  - Notable Book - January 20, 2020

Click Here to read the post - Three 5-Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite posted on January 6, 2020

Click Here to read January 24, 2020 - Four-Star Clarion Review

Click Here to read January 19, 2020 - Theodore Roosevelt Center Blog Post Review

Click Here to read the December 25, 2019 4-Stars out of 4-Stars Review through OnlineBookClub

Please Consider a Donation to the Narcissus Project to help us tell the incredible story of the Narcissus through the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project.

     Here is an example of how donations to the Narcissus Project now will help with the interpretation portion of the project. The interpretation programming will include exhibits, displays, education programming. During 2019, through generous donations to the Narcissus Project, we were able to conserve, replicate, and have high resolutions digital image files made of the original, 1910, 25.5-foot long, surveyor map of the elevation and grade of the 30-mile private right-of-way of the Portland, Gray, and Lewiston Railroad (Portland-Lewiston Interurban)
Thank You!

MUST-READ! - Click Here 

   Inside the Donald G. Curry Town House Restoration Shop, the Narcissus is in the midst of major work as we strive to complete its restoration. We are now planning the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project. Donations to the Narcissus Project may be used in the future to help tell the incredible 100-plus-year-old story of the Narcissus. Your donation to the Narcissus is helping to make the dream of the project's success, a reality.

See below for Donation options -
It starts with YOU
Your Donation Matters
Make a Donation TODAY

Please Help the Narcissus. 
Donation Options to Help the Narcissus Project:

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 - 2018 - Major Gift, 2017/2014 Matching Grants
Renaissance Charitable Foundation (LPCT) by Fiduciary Trust Charitable Giving Fund
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 2018/2017/2016/2015
* The W. S. Libbey Family - Awalt, Conley, Graf, Holman, Libbey, McAvoy, McLaughlin, Meldrum, O'Halloran, Salto, - 2018/2017
* 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
* LogMein - Matching Employee Donation
* 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 project of the National Register of Historic Places member, Narcissus. We are currently raising funds to tell the incredible story 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 - Index

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
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Gold Winner Book Award! - Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride! (The Narcissus is the "Elegant Ride")

Announced nationally on May 18, 2020

The Eric Hoffer Book Award Click Here to go to the site

Gold Book Award Winner in the
Middle Reader category for The
Eric Hoffer Book Award:
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride

An honor to receive The Eric Hoffer Gold Winner Book Award in the Middle Reader category

Announced nationally on May 8, 2020


Silver Award Winner in the
Transportation category for the
eLit Book Awards:
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride

The first book award for Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride to be announced nationally!
Truly an exciting experience when we first learned. 

Blueink Reviews only assigns the prestigious "Starred" Review to about 5% of the books reviewed each year.  That Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride, received the starred review and recognized as a Blueink Review Notable Book is an honor.


I’m pleased to be attaching a pdf of the May spread in Booklist Magazine which includes your BlueInk review.  Booklist Magazine is the premier review source used by librarians to purchase titles for their collections.  The magazine is used by tens of thousands of librarians across the country.

 

In an effort to help librarians purchase independently published titles for their collections, Booklist Magazine has partnered with BlueInk Review to offer a monthly list of notable independent books.  We were pleased to include your book review in our monthly list.



Yours sincerely,

Patricia Moosbrugger

Managing Partner

BlueInk Review

Released nationally on May 15, 2020

Congratulations! You have received a coveted Starred Review
from Blueink Review.

Click Here to go to the Starred Blueink Review online

Blueink Starred Review
Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride
Jean M. Flahive
(Reviewed January 20. 2020)

In Jean Flahive's delightful historical fiction work for young readers, a girl growing up in rural Maine witnesses monumental events of the early 20th century.

The book begins as 96-year-old Millie visits Maine's Seashore Trolley Museum to witness the restoration of the renowned "Narcissus," an electric trolley car that was part of the transport system popularized during the early 20th century. During her visit, memories take her back to a childhood in rural Maine.

The year is 1911. Ever the dreamer, seven-year-old Millie Thayer imagines a life beyond her family farm. Such thoughts are enhanced by a fortune teller's prediction that Millie will someday meet a "notable" individual.

Three years later, when a new trolley line is up and running in her hometown, Millie meets the former President Teddy Roosevelt as he travels aboard the Narcissus. Over the next decade, she learns about Roosevelt through a budding friendship she develops with a wilderness guide who is closely acquainted with Teddy. Her worldly curiosity is also peaked via informative conversations she has with a leading suffragette traveling the trolley system.

Rich in local and world history, the colorful story weaves historical content throughout about WWl, a deadly pandemic and other important events of the time. Ultimately, Millie and her family must face the worries and grief of the era and hope for a triumphant future.

Final words from both the author and real-life restoration project manager, Phil Morse, lend insight into the historic transport system.

In this engaging narrative, Flahive weaves a charming, uplifting story by employing palpable writing that allows readers to experience the triumphs and tragedies of the days past. Its solid and engaging storytelling style, buoyed by likable characters, will appeal to a young audience, as well as train enthusiasts, Teddy Roosevelt fans, and lovers of history.

Also available as an ebook.
Restoration work continues on the Narcissus. The Narcissus is more than 100 years old now and has so many incredible stories to share. The restoration is but one.

     The Narcissus is featured in the national Gold Award-winning novel, Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride. The "Elegant Ride" is the Narcissus. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914, between Lewiston and Portland, Maine, during campaigning for the Progressive Party candidates.

Independent book publisher, Phil Morse, holding
the Gold Book Award Winner plaque for
 the Middle Reader category for The Eric
Hoffer Book Award. Congratulations to
award-winning Maine author,
Jean M. Flahive

     The paperback edition of Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride can be purchased online through the Seashore Trolley Museum's store website. Books purchased through the Museum's website directly benefit the Museum and the Narcissus project. Amazon book purchases also benefit the Museum and the Narcissus.

Click Here to go to the Museum Store webpage to order online

Click Here to go to the Amazon page to order the book online

Click Here to go to the ebook page

Books are available at these local bookstores in Maine:
The Book Review, Falmouth
The Bookworm, Gorham
Letterpress Books, Portland
Nonesuch Books and More, South Portland
Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shops - All locations

Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride
by Jean M. Flahive
Illustrations by Amy J. Gagnon

     Millie Thayer is a headstrong farmer's daughter who chases her dreams in a way you would expect a little girl nicknamed "Spitfire" would-running full tilt and with her eyes on the stars. Dreaming of leaving the farm life, working in the city, and fighting for women's right to vote, Millie imagines flying away on a magic carpet. One day, that flying carpet shows up in the form of an electric trolley that cuts across her farm. A fortune-teller predicts that Millie's path will cross that of someone famous. Suddenly, she finds herself caught up in events that shake the nation, Maine, and her family. Despairing that her dreams may be shattered, Millie learns, in an unexpected way, that dreams can be shared.
A resource for teachers 
Maine Historical Society has created companion lesson plans inspired by Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride - These State-standard-based lesson plans for classroom use in grades 6, 7, and 8 are now completed. They will be uploaded to the Maine Memory Network and will be included with the other statewide lesson plans K-12. Once a link is available, it will be posted here. The lesson plans will also be uploaded and available through the Seashore Trolley Museum's website later in July 2020. Go to the Teacher Resource Page in the pulldown for more details.

The ebook is available through Amazon Kindle Click HERE

The audiobook is now available Click HERE to go to the Audible page.

2-minute, 30-second, Retail Audio Sample of the Audiobook 


Award-winning author, Jean M. Flahive


                                                  


Click Here to read the post - Coveted Blueink Starred Review  - Notable Book - January 20, 2020

Click Here to read the post - Three 5-Star Reviews from Readers' Favorite posted on January 6, 2020

Click Here to read January 24, 2020 - Four-Star Clarion Review

Click Here to read January 19, 2020 - Theodore Roosevelt Center Blog Post Review

Click Here to read the December 25, 2019 4-Stars out of 4-Stars Review through OnlineBookClub

Please Consider a Donation to the Narcissus Project to help us tell the incredible story of the Narcissus through the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project.

     Here is an example of how donations to the Narcissus Project now will help with the interpretation portion of the project. The interpretation programming will include exhibits, displays, education programming. During 2019, through generous donations to the Narcissus Project, we were able to conserve, replicate, and have high resolutions digital image files made of the original, 1910, 25.5-foot long, surveyor map of the elevation and grade of the 30-mile private right-of-way of the Portland, Gray, and Lewiston Railroad (Portland-Lewiston Interurban)
Thank You!

MUST-READ! - Click Here 

   Inside the Donald G. Curry Town House Restoration Shop, the Narcissus is in the midst of major work as we strive to complete its restoration. We are now planning the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project. Donations to the Narcissus Project may be used in the future to help tell the incredible 100-plus-year-old story of the Narcissus. Your donation to the Narcissus is helping to make the dream of the project's success, a reality.

See below for Donation options -
It starts with YOU
Your Donation Matters
Make a Donation TODAY

Please Help the Narcissus. 
Donation Options to Help the Narcissus Project:

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 - 2018 - Major Gift, 2017/2014 Matching Grants
Renaissance Charitable Foundation (LPCT) by Fiduciary Trust Charitable Giving Fund
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 2018/2017/2016/2015
* The W. S. Libbey Family - Awalt, Conley, Graf, Holman, Libbey, McAvoy, McLaughlin, Meldrum, O'Halloran, Salto, - 2018/2017
* 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
* LogMein - Matching Employee Donation
* 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 project of the National Register of Historic Places member, Narcissus. We are currently raising funds to tell the incredible story 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 - Index

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
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine.