Sunday, April 23, 2017

Index to the 100-Plus Narcissus Project Blog Posts!

The number two end of the Narcissus elevated and resting on blocks.
Seashore Trolley Museum volunteers working on a plan to position the body of
the Narcissus "camp" at Sabattus Pond/Lake for loading onto the Museum's
trailer for its road trip south to the Museum campus. October 1969.
Image courtesy of Seashore Trolley Museum

The Narcissus Project Blog released its first post on April 22, 2015. Thank you to Patricia Pierce Erikson for encouraging me, then helping me, to set up the original Narcissus project blog and post.  This post will be the 100th for the blog! The blog has had more than 77,000 total page views to date. Originally, "This blog will introduce readers to the Narcissus 1912 Project, the renovation of a vintage electric interurban railway car at the Seashore Trolley Museum." Since that first post, research has led to the Narcissus project blog posts to expand their scope to include many of the story-lines that are inexorably intertwined with the Narcissus.


As I pondered appropriate topics for this 100th post and the significance of the second anniversary of the blog, I considered the varied storylines that had been included in the posts over the preceding two years. These story-lines are diverse, each having its own heritage, and each having its own unique relationship to the Narcissus. I think of these story-lines as the genealogy of the Narcissus. A study of its ancestries and histories (Dictionary.com:) There are still many gaps to fill in on the timeline. Future posts will work to fill those gaps.

This post will feature an index on these storylines included in the first 100 posts:

Posts in Order of Release

  1. 4.22.2015   - Welcome to the Narcissus 1912 Project
  2. 4.27.2015   - The PLI Bouquet is Ordered - April 1912
  3. 4.27.2015   - Clyde Walker Pierce, Jr. Oral History Segment - Maine Trolleys & Racing a PLI
  4. 4.27.2015   - Narcissus Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
  5. 4.28.2015   - Two Accomplished Writers & an NPS Ranger from Sagamore Hill NHS
  6. 4.29.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt - Master Mason
  7. 5.1.2015     - In a Class by Itself - The Making of a Narcissus CAD Drawing
  8. 5.2.2015     - Theodore Roosevelt first visited Maine as a young teenager
  9. 5.6.2015     - Longfellow Square: the Start of the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway
  10. 5.12.2015   - Narcissus - Viewed in a Different Light - A Unique Kaleidoscope
  11. 5.13.2015   - Patron Pines for the PLI - A Poem - 1939   Portland-Lewiston Interurban
  12. 5.14.2015   -  Experience Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist, Nature, and the Narcissus
  13. 5.17.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt: Conservation - National Parks & Monuments
  14. 5.20.2015   - Narcissus Enters Townhouse Restoration Shop May 20, 2015
  15. 5.27.2015   - Seashore's Trolleys Relative to Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline - Part 1-1858-1900
  16. 5.30.2015   - Seashore's Trolleys Relative to Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline - Part 2-1901-1909
  17. 6.2.2015     - Narcissus Novelty Notes Have Arrived :)
  18. 6.4.2015     - What if President Theodore Roosevelt had flown with Orville Wright in 1908?
  19. 6.15.2015   - Sorting and Cleaning the Interior of the 1912 PLI No. 14, Narcissus has begun
  20. 6.18.2015   - Developing Exhibits for the Teddy Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum
  21. 6.23.2015   - Raffle and Auction items for the Teddy Roosevelt Days Event
  22. 6.27.2015   - Teddy Roosevelt Days and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
  23. 6.28.2015   - Making Roosevelt Exhibits - TR Fathead Decals - Very Large Decals :)
  24. 7.2.2015     - NRHS Awards $2,000 to the Narcissus Project
  25. 7.4.2015     - A Beautiful Recycling Idea You Can Write Home About: A Narcissus Pen Pal
  26. 7.12.2015   - Schedule - Teddy Roosevelt Days 7/31 - 8/2 at Seashore Trolley Museum
  27. 7.21.2015   - Video - Patron Pines for PLI - by Troy R. Bennett
  28. 7.22.2015   - Bangor Daily News Does a Front Page Feature Story with video
  29. 7.26.2015   - Rebirth of the Narcissus - Sun Journal Story 7-26-15
  30. 8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
  31. 8.14.2015   - Narcissus Was A Summer Camp in Sabattus 
  32. 8.14.2015   - The Theodore Roosevelt Association and Narcissus
  33. 8.15.2015   - W. S. Libbey: The Man and His Mill
  34. 8.15.2015   - Sophia, W. S. Libbey Descendant, Visits Narcissus
  35. 8.16.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt Artifacts in Maine
  36. 9.13.2015   - Narcissus Restoration Report - September 7, 2015
  37. 9.14.2015   - The Birth of Seashore Trolley Museum - An Interview with the Founder
  38. 9.22.2015   - Short History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban & Narcissus
  39. 10.9.2015   - Bible Point - Island Falls, Maine, and Theodore Roosevelt
  40. 10.10.2015 - Theodore Roosevelt Grieved in Dark Harbor on Islesboro, Maine
  41. 10.19.2015 - $40,000 Matching Grant to Benefit the Narcissus Project! 
  42. 11.13.2015 - Night Photography at Trolley Museum a Hit
  43. 11.22.2015 - Libb(e)y Family Connection to Narcissus becomes Personal
  44. 12.7.2015   - Narcissus Restoration Report 12-7-2015
  45. 12.14.2015 - Narcissus Restoration Update - 12-14-15
  46. 12.28.2015 - Narcissus Brass - The Beauty of Brass One Hundred Years Later
  47. 12.28.2015 - Narcissus Restoration Update 12-28-2015
  48. 1.4.2016     - Narcissus Restoration Update 1-4-2016
  49. 1.9.2016     - Film Footage of Narcissus when a Summer Camp 
  50. 1.14.2016   - Fee Free Day at Sagamore Hill NHS- Theodore Roosevelt's Home
  51. 1.28.2016   - Vallee Family Pictures of the Narcissus - 1960s
  52. 2.9.2016     - National Park Service News Release - January 27, 2016
  53. 2.9.2016     - Sagamore Hill Presents: Great Backyard Bird Count - February 13, 2016
  54. 2.10.2016   - Sagamore Hill Open for President's Day - Monday, February 15th
  55. 2.11.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update 2-11-2016
  56. 2.16.2016   - Become a "STAR" in the Seashore Trolley Museum "Show"!
  57. 2.25.2016   - Narcissus Restoration - A Wooden Interurban -February 25, 2016
  58. 3.3.2016     - Seashore Trolley Museum's Training Program for Tour Guides begins March 31
  59. 3.5.2016     - 57 Million Passengers Carried on Electric Railways in Maine in 1915!!
  60. 3.17.2016   - Ninety Communities in Maine had Electric Railway Service!
  61. 4.11.2016   - National Park Week at Sagamore Hill from April 16-24
  62. 4.11.2016   - Seashore Trolley Museum Library: The Wason Collection to be digitized
  63. 4.12.2016   - The Narcissus Restoration Project & $40,000 Matching Grant Opportunity
  64. 4.21.2016   - Teddy Roosevelt Days 2016 at Seashore Trolley Museum - August 5, 6 & 7
  65. 4.23.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Exterior Poplar Frames - Part 1 - 4-22-2016
  66. 4.24.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 2 - Exterior Poplar Frames - 4-22-2016
  67. 4.24.2016   - 2016 NRHS Heritage Grants Awards $3,000 to the Narcissus Project!
  68. 4.28.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 3 - Exterior Poplar Frames 4-22-2016
  69. 4.29.2016   - Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony - MWF - 4-15-2016
  70. 4.30.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Mahogany Sash Passenger Windows -  4-29-2016
  71. 5.12.2016   - Reclaimed Lumber Used in Narcissus Restoration
  72. 5.15.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 4 - Exterior Poplar Frames 5-11-2016
  73. 6.28.2016   - The End of a Classic Interurban - June 28, 1933
  74. 7.1.2016     - Sudden Death of Hon. W. Scott Libbey - Lewiston Evening Journal May 18, 1914
  75. 7.2.2016     - The Beginning of a Classic Interurban - July 2, 1914
  76. 7.4.2016     - Teddy Roosevelt Days - August 5-7, 2016 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
  77. 7.15.2016   - "A President Has Ridden in My House" - Daniel Vallee, Narcissus, and TR's Ride
  78. 8.16.2016   - The 2016 Narcissus Benefit Event Weekend, Teddy Roosevelt Days, a Success :)
  79. 9.2.2016     - Narcissus Restoration Update - August 2016
  80. 9.21.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Mid-September 2016
  81. 9.30.2016   - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
  82. 10.23.2016 - Theodore Roosevelt & The Narcissus - Connecting Maine Communities
  83. 11.1.2016   - Perhaps You Should Have a Seat First? - The Making of  20 Seats - From Scratch!
  84. 12.19.2016 - Narcissus Restoration Update - 2016 Summary 
  85. 1.5.2017     - A Previously Unknown Image of Theodore Roosevelt in Maine - Resolved :)
  86. 1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
  87. 1.14.2017   - Biography of Amos Fitz Gerald - "Electric Railway King" of the Pine Tree State
  88. 1.29.2017   - W. S. Libbey-Builder of the PLI: His Stanley Steamer Model K 30-hp Semi-Racer
  89. 2.10.2017   - The Narcissus Featured in a Journal Tribune Newspaper Story 2-5-2017
  90. 2.15.2017   - Broadcasting -April 19-Portland Public Library: History of the PLI 1910-1933
  91. 2.25.2017   - 1908 Stanley Steamer - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
  92. 3.25.2017   - My Maine - Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
  93. 3.25.2017   - Wade Zahares - Artist - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
  94. 3.27.2017   - Narcissus Restoration Update - March 27, 2017
  95. 4.2.2017     - May 1956 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings - PLI History
  96. 4.4.2017     - O. R. Cummings - 1925-2013 - Author of More than Fifty Books on Railways
  97. 4.9.2017     - 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony-MWF 4-7-2017
  98. 4.16.2017   - September 1967 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings-PLI History
  99. 4.21.2017   - Narcissus Restoration Update - 4-21-2017
  100. 4.22.2017   - Index to the First 100 Narcissus Project Blog Posts: Celebrating 2nd Anniversary!
  101. 5.2.2017    - 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum
  102. 5.12.2017  - Cell Phone for the Narcissus Arrived Today :)
  103. 5.14.2017  - No. 38 - Laconia Car Company-built
  104. 5.25.2017  - No. 108 - Laconia Car Company-built
  105. 6.1.2017    - Next Stop: Mount Katahdin, then the Oxbow, Aroostook River, and more
  106. 6.3.2017    - No. 100 - Laconia Car Company-built
  107. 6.6.2017    - No. 60 - Laconia Car Company-built
  108. 6.8.2017    - Nos. 235, 50, and 9 - Laconia Car Company-built
  109. 6.8.2017    - No. 4175 - Laconia Car Company-built
  110. 6.14.2017  - No. 4387 - Laconia Car Company-built
  111. 6.19.2017  - No. 14 - Laconia Car Company-built
  112. 6.24.2017  - "Quite Likely The Most Valuable Stanley in The World"
  113. 6.25.2017  - 'Quasquicentennial' of Laconia Passenger Train Station - August 19, 2017
  114. 7.1.2017    - Wade Zahares, Roberto Rodriguez, Suzanne Buzby Hersey - "Fast Friends"
  115. 7.10.2017  - Teddy Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum - 7-22 & 23-2017
  116. 8.10.2017  - "Fast Friends" Narcissus Original Artwork by Maine Artist Wade Zahares
  117. 8.16.2017  - Narcissus Has Lots of New Friends Thanks to Seal Cove Auto Museum
  118. 8.17.2017  - Teddy Roosevelt Days Event Weekend - AMAZING!!
  119. 8.17.2017  - Narcissus - Front & Center of Presentation at the Quasquicentennial-Laconia, NH
  120. 8.24.2017  - The Narcissus was Born in Laconia, NH in 1912: Laconia Presentation
  121. 9.13.2017  - Morrison Hill Station will Have a Portland-Lewiston Interurban Exhibit in 2018


Posts Related to the Restoration of the 1912  Narcissus

4.27.2015   - Narcissus Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
5.12.2015   - Narcissus - Viewed in a Different Light - A Unique Kaleidoscope
5.20.2015   - Narcissus Enters Townhouse Restoration Shop May 20, 2015
6.15.2015   - Sorting and Cleaning the Interior of the 1912 PLI No. 14, Narcissus has begun
7.2.2015     - NRHS Awards $2,000 to the Narcissus Project
7.4.2015     - A Beautiful Recycling Idea You Can Write Home About: A Narcissus Pen Pal
7.22.2015   - Bangor Daily News Does a Front Page Feature Story with video
7.26.2015   - Rebirth of the Narcissus - Sun Journal Story 7-26-15
8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
8.14.2015   - Narcissus Was A Summer Camp in Sabattus
9.13.2015   - Narcissus Restoration Report - September 7, 2015
10.19.2015 - $40,000 Matching Grant to Benefit the Narcissus Project! 
12.7.2015   - Narcissus Restoration Report 12-7-2015
12.14.2015 - Narcissus Restoration Update - 12-14-15
12.28.2015 - Narcissus Brass - The Beauty of Brass One Hundred Years Later
12.28.2015 - Narcissus Restoration Update 12-28-2015
1.4.2016     - Narcissus Restoration Update 1-4-2016
1.9.2016     - Film Footage of Narcissus when a Summer Camp
1.28.2016   - Vallee Family Pictures of the Narcissus - 1960s
2.11.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update 2-11-2016
2.25.2016   - Narcissus Restoration - A Wooden Interurban -February 25, 2016
4.12.2016   - The Narcissus Restoration Project & $40,000 Matching Grant Opportunity
4.23.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Exterior Poplar Frames - Part 1 - 4-22-2016
4.24.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 2 - Exterior Poplar Frames - 4-22-2016
4.24.2016   - 2016 NRHS Heritage Grants Awards $3,000 to the Narcissus Project!
4.28.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 3 - Exterior Poplar Frames 4-22-2016
4.30.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Mahogany Sash Passenger Windows -  4-29-2016
5.12.2016   - Reclaimed Lumber Used in Narcissus Restoration
5.15.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 4 - Exterior Poplar Frames 5-11-2016
9.2.2016     - Narcissus Restoration Update - August 2016
9.21.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Mid-September 2016
11.1.2016   - Perhaps You Should Have a Seat First? - The Making of  20 Seats - From Scratch!
12.19.2016 - Narcissus Restoration Update - 2016 Summary
1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
3.27.2017   - Narcissus Restoration Update - March 27, 2017
4.21.2017   - Narcissus Restoration Update - 4-21-2017
5.12.2017  - Cell Phone for the Narcissus Arrived Today :)
6.19.2017  - No. 14 - Laconia Car Company-built


Posts Related to Seashore Trolley Museum

4.28.2015   - Two Accomplished Writers & an NPS Ranger from Sagamore Hill NHS
5.6.2015     - Longfellow Square: the Start of the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway
5.13.2015   - Patron Pines for the PLI - A Poem - 1939   Portland-Lewiston Interurban
5.14.2015   - Experience Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist, Nature, and the Narcissus
5.20.2015   - Narcissus Enters Townhouse Restoration Shop May 20, 2015
5.27.2015   - Seashore's Trolleys Relative to Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline - Part 1-1858-1900
5.30.2015   - Seashore's Trolleys Relative to Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline - Part 2-1901-1909
6.2.2015     - Narcissus Novelty Notes Have Arrived :)
6.4.2015     - What if President Theodore Roosevelt had flown with Orville Wright in 1908?
6.23.2015   - Raffle and Auction items for the Teddy Roosevelt Days Event
6.27.2015   - Teddy Roosevelt Days and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
6.28.2015   - Making Roosevelt Exhibits - TR Fathead Decals - Very Large Decals :)
7.12.2015   - Schedule - Teddy Roosevelt Days 7/31 - 8/2 at Seashore Trolley Museum
7.21.2015   - Video - Patron Pines for PLI - by Troy R. Bennett
7.22.2015   - Bangor Daily News Does a Front Page Feature Story with video
7.26.2015   - Rebirth of the Narcissus - Sun Journal Story 7-26-15
8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
8.14.2015   - Narcissus Was A Summer Camp in Sabattus
8.14.2015   - The Theodore Roosevelt Association and Narcissus
9.14.2015   - The Birth of Seashore Trolley Museum - An Interview with the Founder
11.13.2015 - Night Photography at Trolley Museum a Hit
2.16.2016   - Become a "STAR" in the Seashore Trolley Museum "Show"!
3.3.2016     - Seashore Trolley Museum's Training Program for Tour Guides begins March 31
4.11.2016   - Seashore Trolley Museum Library: The Wason Collection to be digitized
4.21.2016   - Teddy Roosevelt Days 2016 at Seashore Trolley Museum - August 5, 6 & 7
7.4.2016     - Teddy Roosevelt Days - August 5-7, 2016 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
7.15.2016   - "A President Has Ridden in My House" - Daniel Vallee, Narcissus, and TR's Ride
8.16.2016   - The 2016 Narcissus Benefit Event Weekend, Teddy Roosevelt Days, a Success :)
9.30.2016   - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
10.23.2016 - Theodore Roosevelt & The Narcissus - Connecting Maine Communities
1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
2.10.2017   - The Narcissus Featured in a Journal Tribune Newspaper Story 2-5-2017
2.15.2017   - Broadcasting -April 19-Portland Public Library: History of the PLI 1910-1933
2.25.2017   - 1908 Stanley Steamer - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
3.25.2017   - My Maine - Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
3.25.2017   - Wade Zahares - Artist - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
4.4.2017     - O. R. Cummings - 1925-2013 - Author of More than Fifty Books on Railways
5.2.2017    - 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum
5.14.2017  - No. 38 - Laconia Car Company-built
5.25.2017  - No. 108 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.3.2017    - No. 100 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.6.2017    - No. 60 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.8.2017    - Nos. 235, 50, and 9 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.8.2017    - No. 4175 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.14.2017  - No. 4387 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.19.2017  - No. 14 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.25.2017  - 'Quasquicentennial' of Laconia Passenger Train Station - August 19, 2017
7.1.2017    - Wade Zahares, Roberto Rodriguez, Suzanne Buzby Hersey - "Fast Friends"
7.10.2017  - Teddy Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum - 7-22 & 23-2017
8.10.2017  - "Fast Friends" Narcissus Original Artwork by Maine Artist Wade Zahares
8.16.2017  - Narcissus Has Lots of New Friends Thanks to Seal Cove Auto Museum
8.17.2017  - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event Weekend - AMAZING!!
9.13.2017  - Morrison Hill station Will Have a Portland-Lewiston Interurban Exhibit in 2018




Posts Related to Theodore Roosevelt

4.28.2015   - Two Accomplished Writers & an NPS Ranger from Sagamore Hill NHS
4.29.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt - Master Mason
5.2.2015     - Theodore Roosevelt first visited Maine as a young teenager
5.6.2015     - Longfellow Square: the Start of the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway
5.14.2015   -  Experience Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist, Nature, and the Narcissus
5.17.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt: Conservation - National Parks & Monuments
5.27.2015   - Seashore's Trolleys Relative to Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline - Part 1-1858-1900
5.30.2015   - Seashore's Trolleys Relative to Theodore Roosevelt's Timeline - Part 2-1901-1909
6.2.2015     - Narcissus Novelty Notes Have Arrived :)
6.4.2015     - What if President Theodore Roosevelt had flown with Orville Wright in 1908?
7.22.2015   - Bangor Daily News Does a Front Page Feature Story with video
7.26.2015   - Rebirth of the Narcissus - Sun Journal Story 7-26-15
8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
8.14.2015   - The Theodore Roosevelt Association and Narcissus
8.16.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt Artifacts in Maine
10.9.2015   - Bible Point - Island Falls, Maine, and Theodore Roosevelt
10.10.2015 - Theodore Roosevelt Grieved in Dark Harbor on Islesboro, Maine
1.14.2016   - Fee Free Day at Sagamore Hill NHS- Theodore Roosevelt's Home
2.9.2016     - National Park Service News Release - January 27, 2016
2.9.2016     - Sagamore Hill Presents: Great Backyard Bird Count - February 13, 2016
2.10.2016   - Sagamore Hill Open for President's Day - Monday, February 15th
4.11.2016   -  National Park Week at Sagamore Hill from April 16-24
4.29.2016   - Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony - MWF - 4-15-2016
7.4.2016     - Teddy Roosevelt Days - August 5-7, 2016 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
7.15.2016   - "A President Has Ridden in My House" - Daniel Vallee, Narcissus, and TR's Ride
8.16.2016   - The 2016 Narcissus Benefit Event Weekend, Teddy Roosevelt Days, a Success :)
10.23.2016 - Theodore Roosevelt & The Narcissus - Connecting Maine Communities
1.5.2017     - A Previously Unknown Image of Theodore Roosevelt in Maine - Resolved :)
1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
4.9.2017     - 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony-MWF 4-7-2017
6.1.2017    - Next Stop: Mount Katahdin, then the Oxbow, Aroostook River, and more



Posts Related to W. S. Libbey
4.27.2015   - The PLI Bouquet is Ordered - April 1912
8.15.2015   - W. S. Libbey: The Man and His Mill
8.15.2015   - Sophia, W. S. Libbey Descendant, Visits Narcissus
9.22.2015   - Short History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban & Narcissus
11.22.2015 - Libb(e)y Family Connection to Narcissus becomes Personal
6.28.2016   - The End of a Classic Interurban - June 28, 1933
7.1.2016     - Sudden Death of Hon. W. Scott Libbey - Lewiston Evening Journal May 18, 1914
7.2.2016     - The Beginning of a Classic Interurban - July 2, 1914
9.30.2016   - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
1.29.2017   - W. S. Libbey-Builder of the PLI: His Stanley Steamer Model K 30-hp Semi-Racer
2.15.2017   - Broadcasting -April 19-Portland Public Library: History of the PLI 1910-1933
2.25.2017   - 1908 Stanley Steamer - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
3.25.2017   - Wade Zahares - Artist - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
4.2.2017     - May 1956 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings - PLI History
4.16.2017   - September 1967 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings-PLI History
6.19.2017  - No. 14 - Laconia Car Company-built
6.24.2017  - "Quite Likely The Most Valuable Stanley in The World"




Posts Related to the Vallee Family
8.14.2015   - Narcissus Was A Summer Camp in Sabattus
1.9.2016     - Film Footage of Narcissus when a Summer Camp
1.28.2016   - Vallee Family Pictures of the Narcissus - 1960s
7.4.2016     - Teddy Roosevelt Days - August 5-7, 2016 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
7.15.2016   - "A President Has Ridden in My House" - Daniel Vallee, Narcissus, and TR's Ride
8.16.2016   - The 2016 Narcissus Benefit Event Weekend, Teddy Roosevelt Days, a Success :)


Posts Related to the Portland-Lewiston Interurban

4.27.2015   - The PLI Bouquet is Ordered - April 1912
4.27.2015   - Clyde Walker Pierce, Jr. Oral History Segment - Maine Trolleys & Racing a PLI
5.1.2015     - In a Class by Itself - The Making of a Narcissus CAD Drawing
5.13.2015   - Patron Pines for the PLI - A Poem - 1939   Portland-Lewiston Interurban
7.21.2015   - Video - Patron Pines for PLI - by Troy R. Bennett
7.22.2015   - Bangor Daily News Does a Front Page Feature Story with video
7.26.2015   - Rebirth of the Narcissus - Sun Journal Story 7-26-15
8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
8.15.2015   - W. S. Libbey: The Man and His Mill
9.22.2015   - Short History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban & Narcissus
6.28.2016   - The End of a Classic Interurban - June 28, 1933
7.1.2016     - Sudden Death of Hon. W. Scott Libbey - Lewiston Evening Journal May 18, 1914
7.2.2016     - The Beginning of a Classic Interurban - July 2, 1914
9.30.2016   - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
1.29.2017   - W. S. Libbey-Builder of the PLI: His Stanley Steamer Model K 30-hp Semi-Racer
2.15.2017   - Broadcasting -April 19-Portland Public Library: History of the PLI 1910-1933
2.25.2017   - 1908 Stanley Steamer - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
3.25.2017   - Wade Zahares - Artist - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
4.2.2017     - May 1956 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings - PLI History
4.16.2017   - September 1967 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings-PLI History
5.12.2017  - Cell Phone for the Narcissus Arrived Today :)
6.19.2017  - No. 14 - Laconia Car Company-built



Posts Related to General Maine Railway History
3.5.2016     - 57 Million Passengers Carried on Electric Railways in Maine in 1915!!
3.17.2016   - Ninety Communities in Maine had Electric Railway Service!
1.14.2017   - Biography of Amos Fitz Gerald - "Electric Railway King" of the Pine Tree State

4.2.2017     - May 1956 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings - PLI History
4.4.2017     - O. R. Cummings - 1925-2013 - Author of More than Fifty Books on Railways
4.16.2017   - September 1967 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings-PLI History
5.25.2017  - No. 108 - Laconia Car Company-built



Teddy Roosevelt Days is a Fundraising Event
To Benefit the

Mark your calendars (purchase your Friday-opening tickets in advance) and plan to attend the 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event July 21-23, 2017

A Benefit Event For the Narcissus Project!

Click Here: First Post on 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - W. S. Libbey's 1908 Stanley Steamer
Click Here: Second Post on 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - Suzanne Buzby Hersey - "My Maine"
Click Here: Third Post on 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - Wade Zahares - Artist


More details on the celebration will be announced soon.
The Friday activity requires a ticket to be purchased in
advance. There is limited seating for the Friday gala
opening activity. Saturday and Sunday are
general admission public offerings at


The Narcissus Project Blog was created in April 2015 for the purpose of reaching out to a large number of folks through the power of social media to introduce them to the Narcissus. The Narcissus is a luxury, high-speed, wooden electric interurban. The Narcissus was built in 1912 in Laconia, NH and operated on the Portland-Lewiston Interurban, in Maine, between Portland and Lewiston, from 1914 into 1933. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914. The blog posts appeal to folks with an interest in Theodore Roosevelt's connection to Maine, to folks generally interested in regional/local history, as well as those folks within the greater railway family. Hopefully, these posts will endear many of the readers to help support the Narcissus financially, as it undergoes a complete restoration over the next few years at Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport, Maine. 



Help close the Gap - Less than $3,000 to Go!!!

We are Almost There...

 ...to our $40,000 Matching Grant
Challenge Goal! - Please Help us reach the Goal by making a Donation Today to the
Narcissus Project Fund!


See below for Donation options -

It starts with YOU....
Make a Donation TODAY....
Your Donation will Be MATCHED
Dollar-for-Dollar....

Please Help 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 to our Current Funding Partners
20th Century Electric Railway Foundation - 2014/2016 Matching Grant Challenges
Thornton Academy (Saco, ME) - Staff & Alumni - Matching Grant Challenge
* 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
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, and it will be matched, dollar-for-dollar!
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.
PWM photo


Please Consider Making a Donation to the Narcissus Restoration Project 

$40,000 Matching Grant Challenge
to Benefit the
Narcissus Project!!

has made a most generous challenge to raise funds
to benefit the Narcissus Project.

will match, dollar-for-dollar, donations
made to the Narcissus Project Fund 816-A, to a 
maximum of $40,000!!!

With the combination of new donations and the
matching donations, a total of $80,000
will be raised for restoration work on the
Narcissus!


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.
Link to Libb(e)y 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 - Libb(e)y 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


Narcissus - July 31, 2015. Make a donation today, and it will be matched,
dollar-for-dollar! 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.

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