Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Waiting For the Narcissus" - Morrison Hill Station - New Artwork from Wade Zahares

"Waiting For the Narcissus"A new original work of art by Maine artist Wade Zahares is now available
as a 4"x 6" greeting card. A box of ten cards with envelopes. See below for
ordering options.
"Waiting For the Narcissus"

The 1915 West Cumberland, ME,
Morrison Hill Station, of the
now resides at Seashore Trolley Museum
in quietude and awaits the return
of its PLI partner, Narcissus.

The beautifully appointed, high-speed PLI
interurban coach, No. 14, Narcissus, is
currently undergoing restoration in the
Donald G. Curry Town House Restoration Shop.

Artwork by Wade Zahares, Lyman, ME

Morrison Hill Station and the Narcissus are both at
Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, ME


The 1915 Morrison Hill Station was located in West Cumberland, ME along
the Portland-Lewiston Interurban. In the photo above, the waiting station
greets Seashore Trolley Museum visitors disembarking from 1905
Connecticut Company open car No, 303. Morrison Hill Station is
waiting for the day that the 1912 Portland-Lewiston Interurban No, 14,
Narcissus makes stops at the station as it did so often over many years
in West Cumberland. Notice the tiger lilies next to the station. These are
the same tiger lilies featured in Wade Zahares' artwork. PWM photo
Morrison Hill Station has been at this location for about twenty-five years.
The station and platform area received much-needed repairs in 2017.
The station will have a Portland-Lewiston Interurban exhibit in 2018.
Late October 2017. PWM photo

Planning for end-of-year gifts?

Consider a colorful print of your fav, Narcissus?
Don't procrastinate. Many prints are in limited quantities and will sell out quickly.
First-Come-First-Serve. Don't miss out on your first choice!

Free Shipping on all orders placed with me before December 14, 2017

A signed print by Maine artist, Wade Zahares' fabulous artwork, "Fast Friends", featuring the Narcissus and a box of ten greeting cards are a perfect choice. 

Signed prints and boxes of ten greeting cards are now available to purchase. 100% of the proceeds from these sales will benefit the Narcissus project.

A print of "Fast Friends" by Maine artist, Wade Zahares. PWM

Signed Limited Edition Prints:
20" x 30" - numbered through 200 - $400 (free shipping/rolled in tube)
13" x 20" - numbered through 800 - $185 (free shipping/rolled in tube)

Signed Prints:
10" x 15" - not numbered - $125 (free shipping/rolled in tube)

Free Shipping on all orders placed with me before December 14, 2017

To order prints to be mailed - email p.morse31@gmail.com


Greeting card of "Fast Friends" by Maine artist, Wade Zahares.

Greeting Cards:
Box of Ten (10) "Fast Friends" w/envelopes - 4"x 6"- blank inside - $20
(Free shipping via USPS)
Box of Ten (10) "Waiting For the Narcissus" w/envelopes - 4"x 6"- blank inside - $20
(Free shipping via USPS)
A Box of Ten Cards may be mixed with Five Cards of each for the same price - Make note of your request in your order.


Free Shipping on all orders placed with me before December 14, 2017

To order Greeting Cards - email p.morse31@gmail.com

All proceeds from the sale of these items will be added to the Narcissus fund 816-A, to help with the costs associated with restoring the interior of the Narcissus.


In addition, there are TR-related books for sale that are all signed by the respective author. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914, on a trip from Lewiston to Portland.

Free Shipping on all orders placed with me before December 14, 2017


To order any of these signed Books - email p.morse31@gmail.com

Paperback Signed  $15 - 8 Left

Paperback signed  - $17 - 4 Left
     

Paperback Signed  - $21 - 11 Left


Hardcover Signed First Edition $35 - 7 Left

Hardcover Signed First Edition $28 - 5 Left

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
to help us tell the incredible story of the Narcissus through the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project.
Thank You

   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 post - 80th Anniversary Year -A Look Back at the 50s - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year - A Look Back at the 60s  - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year -A Look Back at the '70s - Seashore Trolley Mus.
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)
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
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.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Looking For the Right Match For the Narcissus - Paint Analysis Begins

Magnified cross-section image of paint Sample 2, taken from a soffit board
from  the clerestory roof of the 1912 Narcissus. This image reminded me of
a slide image one might see in a dentist office. Taking a look, one would not
expect good news from the dentist. However, in this case, we received
great news from Amy Cole Ives, President at
Sutherland Conservation& Consulting
in Augusta, ME. Image SCC


Steps towards engaging a Professional Conservation Paint Analysis for the Narcissus

The 1912 Portland-Lewiston Interurban No. 14, Narcissus has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1980. Theodore Roosevelt was a passenger on the Narcissus on August 18, 1914. Getting the color scheme right for the exterior and interior of the majestic icon of Maine's Fastest and Finest Interurban is imperative.


As we move closer to completing components of the exterior of the Narcissus, we must determine specific colors for these components. The PLI ended operations in early July 1933. The builder of the Narcissus, the Laconia Car Company in Laconia, NH has also been closed for decades. No records that specifically detail the color formulas for the PLI interurbans is known to exist.  There is text describing colors of the exterior of the interurbans. So, that is where we began.



Sister interurbans to the Narcissus in a PLI book
by O. R. Cummings

A portion of the description of the exterior of the 1912 Portland-Lewiston Interurban No. 14, Narcissus reads;

Each of the original cars was 46 feet long overall and 8 feet, 3/4 inch wide and had steam railroad roofs and straight vertically sheathed sides. There were seven arch windows - six double sashes and one single sash - on each side, the sashes being arranged to lift. The arches above the sashes and the windows in the roof clerestory were glazed with ornamental leaded glass. Exterior livery was Pullman green with gray roofs and dark red doors and trim and gold leaf numbers and lettering.


Reads pretty straight forward. Gray roof, Pullman green exterior, dark red doors and trim, with real gold leaf numbers and lettering. 

The gray roof and gold leaf are indeed pretty straight forward. However, the Pullman green and dark red has been anything but, straight forward. Turns out, like so many other colors in paint, there are various shades of Pullman green. And to add more head-scratching to the conundrum, the "dark red" may not be red paint at all?


The Pullman green

We had heard from folks that had ridden the interurbans of the PLI that the green was very dark. So dark, that the interurbans really looked nearly black. Our initial search for Pullman green came up with various shades of green paint that were all named or called Pullman green, but none that looked nearly black. 

Other clues to how dark the Pullman green color of the Narcissus include:
Seashore Trolley Museum's annual report from 1969. The Narcissus arrived at Seashore Trolley Museum on Halloween in 1969. The trip from Sabattus to Kennebunkport was quite a media event. In preparation, Museum volunteers "temporarily" attached new masonite strips on the Narcissus and painted the strips in Pullman green and authentically lettered the strips with Portland-Lewiston Interurban. Those masonite strips are still with the Narcissus today. The Pullman green color on the masonite strips looks almost black.

The masonite strip that was painted Pullman green  in 1969.
PWM

A visit to the Gray Historical Society in Gray, Maine gave us a view of an original destination roll sign from a sister Laconia-built PLI interurban, No. 10, Arbutus. Following the end of operation of the PLI, the Arbutus was purchased by Gertrude Libbey Anthony, as a complete operating interurban, and moved to her property in the Bay View community in Saco, Maine. There the Arbutus was on a set of tracks as a memorial to Mrs. Anthony's father, W. S. Libbey, the builder of the PLI. Sadly the Arbutus was scrapped for the War effort in the late mid-forties. However, Mrs. Anthony did donate various components from the Arbutus to the Gray Historical Society and the Maine Historical Society. Most of the interior mahogany panels from the passenger and smoking compartment were used in the interior of a chapel at St. Francis in Biddeford Pool. And somehow, many of the arched sash and leaded windows from the clerestory found their way to Branford Electric Railway Association in East Haven, CT.

An original destination roll sign from the Arbutus, sister interurban to
the Narcissus, at Gray Historical Society. PWM 

There was a lot of alligatored paint materials on boards up in the soffit area of the clerestory arch windows too.


The roof boards of the Narcissus have been removed from the soffit that
extends over the clerestory arched windows. In between the roof ribs you
can see the alligatored paint of the dark Pullman green on the facia board,

The dark red doors and trim


Image of an original painted porcelain PLI advertising panel
from one of the PLI ticket booths. 

Looking at a color image of an original PLI porcelain advertising panel from a PLI ticket booth shows the dark red to be just that, a dark red. However, volunteer Tom Hughes, had restored all the surviving  Narcissus clerestory sash, and he was quite certain that the mahogany sash for the leaded stained glass windows in the clerestory were never painted. Tom surmises that none of the mahogany sash was painted red. That instead, the combination of the natural color of the
mahogany, coated with layers of varnish and or perhaps shellac, would appear to be a dark red. The same might be said for all the mahogany "trim" components; all exterior doors, and sash of all the exterior windows? All of the original mahogany sash for the arched clerestory windows was restored/repaired fifteen years ago or so.


Interior Colors

While searching for clues to help identify exterior colors, we decided to add the colors needed for the interior to the list. The floor has a shade of what might be called a tile-red color. A name that has been used to describe the color of the headliner (Center ceiling panels and the side or clerestory ceiling panels) is Nile green. The Narcissus was the Vallee's summer camp for thirty years or more, and during that time all of the headliner panels and many other interior components of the Narcissus were painted white. The center ceiling panels each have an ornate gold leaf fleur-de-lis in each corner. Each fleur-de-lis has two gold leaf lines that reach out and travel along the perimeter of the panel to the next fleur-de-lis. The side ceiling panels do not have fleur-de-lis, but do have lines of gold leaf along the perimeter of the long panels. Over the years, the gold leaf has been working its way up through the flaking, alligatored white paint. A couple of the side panels do show a little of the original green. Upon inspection, it is not clear whether the center ceiling panels and the side panels had the same shade of green? Hopefully, this question will be resolved with analysis.

Interior view of the Narcissus 2015 shows the
headliners in the center ceiling panels and the
side ceiling panels. Also you can see the floor's
faint red color next to the interlocking tiles
that are in the center aisle. DGC

Gold leaf fleur-de-lis in a corner of one
of the center ceiling panels. The ceiling
panels and many other interior components
were painted white during the time the
Narcissus was the Vallee's summer camp
 in Sabattus, ME. PWM

Next steps - Reaching out to a Professional Conservator for Paint Analysis


Donald Curry and I are invited by various organizations to talk about the Portland-Lewiston Interurban and the restoration of the Narcissus. One of those presentations in the summer of 2017 was at the 470 Railroad Club in Portland, ME. The President of the club, Ron Cole, was Donald's roommate in college at Northeast University. As it turns out, Ron's daughter, Amy Cole Ives, is the President of Sutherland Conservation & Consulting in Augusta, Maine. So, of course, Donald & Ron discussed the possibility of Amy having an interest in testing the Narcissus colors for analysis. Soon thereafter, contact was made between Amy and Donald and initial emails were shared about the Narcissus. In preparation for a site visit by Amy, a couple of sections of roof soffit boards with what may have been dark green paint was sent to Amy. Amy made a site visit to the Museum and the Narcissus on November 4, 2017. following her visit, Amy submitted initial results of the paint analysis from the roof boards and included next steps.

The Old Federal Building295 Water Street, Suite 306
Augusta, ME 04330207-242-0618

Images from Sutherland Conservation & Consulting of the two roof
boards from the soffit area above the arched window opening in
the clerestory of the Narcissus. Using a scalpel, samples are taken from
boards and then put through a series of procedures for analysis.
Images from SCC








Image from SCC

Image from SCC

Image from SCC

Image from SCC


Through the initial paint analysis it is becoming clear that Amy will be able to provide the match we were looking for with the dark Pullman green.

We next need to zero in on the exterior dark red for the doors and trim. All of the Narcissus original doors and sash for the passenger windows and the clerestory windows have all been restored and or repaired. So, no original samples are available from the Narcissus. However, do you recall from the text above, that a number of the clerestory sash from the Arbutus had found their way to the Branford Electric Railway Association in East Haven, CT? Well, back in 2001, the Narcissus was having some work down in the restoration shop. Details of that work were printed in an article in the Museum's newsletter, The Dispatch. The Dispatch is sent to Museum members, and to other railway museums around the globe. While reading the issue, Bill Wall from the Branford Electric Railway Association, recalled that they were in possession of the clerestory sash from the Arbutus. He contacted Donald Curry and the Arbutus sash arrived at Seashore Trolley Museum early in 2002. When we had the Narcissus ornate leaded stained glass windows professionally repaired and restored in 2014 by Deb Caron Plourde at Sundancers Stained Glass in Saco, ME, the glass was removed from most of the Arbutus clerestory windows and used in the restoration of the Narcissus clerestory windows. The empty mahogany sash of the Arbutus has been kept in storage. Now we could choose one of those original clerestory sash from the Arbutus and send it to Amy for analysis. A sash was chosen and sent to Amy. She should receive the sash in Augusta on November 21st.

The mahogany clerestory sash from the Arbutus chosen to be sent to
Sutherland Conservation & Consulting for analysis. This view is showing
the side of the sash seen from the inside of the interurban. The two screw
holes seen on the lower right-hand corner is where one arm of the brass
window opener attaches. Certain pairings of clerestory window can be
partially opened to allow air to circulate in the passenger compartment and
in the smoking compartment. The mahogany seems to be protected with
varnish, or perhaps a shellac mixture? PWM

This view is of the side of the clerestory sash where the leaded stained glass is
held in place with three wooden trim boards (glazing). This side faces the
exterior of the interurban and was exposed to the elements of the weather
throughout the year. There seems to be a heavy, yet sporadic, layer of the
dark Pullman green. PWM

We are making headway. The analysis will be done on the floor color (tile red?) and on the headline color(s) (Nile green?). As the results are confirmed, a future blog post will be released with the results.

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
to help us tell the incredible story of the Narcissus through the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project.
Thank You

   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 post - 80th Anniversary Year -A Look Back at the 50s - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year - A Look Back at the 60s  - Seashore Trolley Mus.
Click Here for the post - 80th Anniversary Year -A Look Back at the '70s - Seashore Trolley Mus.
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)
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
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.