Stacked in the yard at Rousseau Reclaimed in South Portland, Maine.
A few of these beams are poplar "sleeper" logs from a "bank" barn in
Akron, Pennsylvania. This "reclaimed" poplar will be milled to make 13.5"
wide by 10-feet long boards for the exterior of the Narcissus. Then the
painted poplar vertical, tongue and groove sheathing will then be
attached to these boards as the exterior finish. Some of this poplar above
will also be milled for the tongue and groove roof strips on the vestibules
of the Narcissus. PWM
The Narcissus on May 20, 2015, the first day it entered Seashore Trolley
Museum's Town House Restoration Shop. This image is looking
(from right to left) at the number two end. You can clearly see where
vintage poplar wood will be used to repair/replace the delicate tongue and
groove vestibule roof boards that will be steamed and bent to a steep curve.
You can also see where the 13.5" wide by 10-foot long poplar boards are
on the side. And finally, you can see the arched exterior poplar frames
at the tops of the openings for the ornate leaded stained glass arched windows
above the passenger window openings. PWM
How steep is the curve? This is an image of the exposed roof ribs of the
number two end vestibule of the 1912 Narcissus. Each of the original tongue
and groove poplar roof strips was numbered individually, photographed as
a whole, painstakingly removed, then assessed individually for consideration
for repairs and possible reuse. The vintage poplar being supplied by
Rousseau Reclaimed will be milled with tongue and groove, and to
the proper thickness, and length. PWM
Click Here to view the first post in the arched poplar frames work series and to see Lary Shaffer's bio.
Click Here to view the second post in the arched poplar frames work series.
Click Here to view the third post in the arched poplar frames work series.
Click Here to view the first post on the mahogany sash and passenger windows workClick Here to view the post on leaded stained glass window work
Click on: "Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride," to learn about the young reader historical fiction chapter book due for release this fall. Proceeds will benefit the Narcissus Project :)
Please Consider a Donation to the Narcissus Project
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.
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. With our estimate to have the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Narcissus in the fall of 2021, 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.
The 2015 publication of, The Illustrated Atlas
of Maine's Street & Electric Railways
1863-1946, was published by the Library
at Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport.
Copies are available for purchase from the
Seashore Trolley Museum, - Museum of Mass Transit, is celebrating its 80th Birthday year in 2019!
Special Events are scheduled - Public operations start on May 4, 2019.
Click Here for the 2019 Events & Special Activities for the 80th Anniversary Season, with hot links
Click Here for 2019 Special Events
Click Here for 80th Anniversary Year - Seashore Trolley Museum 1939-2019 post
Click Here for The Birth of Seashore Trolley Museum Blog Post
Click Here for STM's Ten National Register of Historic Places Electric Railway Vehicles post
Click Here for 1901 Tower C Boston Elevated Railway to STM in 1975
Click Here for No. 38 - 1906 Manchester & Nashua Street Railway - Acquired March 21, 1940
Click Here for No. 60 - 1895 Manchester Street Railway - Acquired April 11, 1941
Click Here for No. 4387 - 1918 Eastern Mass. Street Railway - Acquired August 29, 1946
Click Here for No. 100 - 1906 Atlantic Shore Line Railway - Acquired 1949
Click Here for No. 108 - 1904 Portsmouth, Dover & York Street Railway - Acquired 1949
Click Here for No. 14 Narcissus 1912 Portland-Lewiston Interurban - Acquired 1969
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)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-985-9723 - cell.
Thank You :)
Thank You for our Current Funding Partners
* 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
* 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.
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.
Patricia Pierce Erikson photo
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