Thursday, August 30, 2018

Osher Map Library: Home to 57 Glass Plate Negatives by J. A. Waterman

Cumberland Station - Cumberland, Maine-There is no specific
date or description, but we believe it is Maine Central RR.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

     In my search for materials that may be helpful in developing the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project, I have stumbled upon some electric railway collections that aren't related to the Narcissus or the Portland-Lewiston Interurban but are terrific finds for helping to tell the larger electric railway history story throughout Maine. This post shares a few of the 57 glass plate negatives (13 x 10.5 cm each) taken by J. A. Waterman and are among the Digital Philanthropy Collection at the Osher Map Library in the Smith Center for Cartographic Education on the campus of the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.

     Alternative Title: Waterman Negatives [57 Glass Plate Negatives]
     Creator: Waterman, J. A.
     Date Range: circa 1898 - circa 1910
     Historical Content: Images of later nineteenth and early twentieth-century town(s) of Maine.
     Notes: Glass plate negatives taken by J. A. Waterman. Images depict Gorham, Kittery, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Portland. 

A team of horses pulling a snow roller. There is no
specific date or location noted in the description. 
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

A team of horses pulling a snow roller. There is no
specific date or location noted in the description.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

     The next few images are of the construction of the electric railway line that serviced Gorham, Maine. The Westbrook, Windham & Naples Railway became part of the Portland Railroad system later on and will be discussed in more detail during a public presentation on the history of the Portland Railroad at the 7 p.m. meeting of the 470 Railroad Club on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in Portland, Maine. 

Titled: First Car on Electric Road. The description reads:
"This photo is of the first electric cable car to reach Gorham, at
the corner of Main and School Streets. The "electric road",
as it was called, was constructed by the Westbrook, Windham
& Naples Railway in 1899. The branch connecting Gorham
Village to the main railway at Mosher's Corner was completed
in 1901." Blogger Note: the description has "...electric cable
car...". It's an electric streetcar/trolley...no "cable" aspect
to its operation. (PM)
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Work on Electric Road. 
There is no further description. We can surmise based on
the image above. that it is of construction in Gorham of the
Westbrook, Windham & Naples Railway circa 1899.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Work on Electric Road. 
There is no further description. We can surmise based on
the image above. that it is of construction in Gorham of the
Westbrook, Windham & Naples Railway circa 1899.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Construction at Electric Road at Gorham.
There is no further description. We can surmise based on
the image above. that it is of construction in Gorham  of the
Westbrook, Windham & Naples Railway circa 1899.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

     The next few images are of the Underwood Spring Park which is also described in a blog post on the electric railway system in Falmouth and the PLI.

Titled: Underwood Park, Falmouth.
The description says: "This photograph depicts the Gazebo
at Underwood Springs Park in Falmouth Foreside.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Underwood Park.
The description says: "This photograph depicts the Spring
House and Gazebo at Underwood Spring Park in Falmouth
Foreside."
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Underwood Park Shows Rustic Theater, Piano Player.
There is no further description.
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Underwood Park from Casino Looking Toward Shore.
The description says: "This photograph shows the fountain and
shore at Underwood Spring Park in Falmouth Foreside."
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

Titled: Main Street Winter 1904.
The description says: "This photo shows Main Street
in Gorham after a snowstorm. The building at 48
Main Street is visible at the left of the photo."
From the J. A. Waterman Negatives Collection at
the Osher Map Library, USM, Portland, Maine.

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, August 20, 2018

Discovering "Nuggets" While Researching for Portland-Lewiston Interurban Materials

Employee Badge No. 233 belonged to Joseph R. Levigne.
Joe was a motorman for the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
and worked out of the Portland, Maine, station. 
Androscoggin Electric Company became the owner of the 
builder of the line, W. S. Libbey. Central Maine Power
acquired the Androscoggin Electric Company in 1920, 
thereby becoming the owner of the PLI and the
Narcissus. Among the collection of the Gray

     Research for materials related to the Portland-Lewiston Interurban took place over the past couple of weeks. This post will share some of the terrific "finds" during the search for materials that may be helpful in developing the interpretation portion of the Narcissus Project. Finding materials that may help in telling this amazing Narcissus story with so many enduring storylines is paramount. The National Register of Historic Places member, Narcissus is a most worthy conduit for connecting the general public to the various intriguing storylines.

     Organizations that were visited on-site, or via online, or responded to research inquiries in the past couple of weeks included; City Halls in Portland, Lewiston, and Auburn. Historical societies including; Androscoggin, Gray, Cumberland, New England Electric Railway, and Maine Historical. Other organizations included; Bates College Muskie Archives, Osher Map Library, Maine Archives & Museum, Cumberland County and Androscoggin County Registry of Deeds, and Penobscot Marine Museum. 

     It became apparent that there are railway collections (horse-drawn and electric) in Maine that could be resources for telling the very rich and colorful history of Maine's railway history. So, with Maine's Bicentennial year nearly upon us (2020), I've expanded the research to include identifying railway materials that will help tell a more of the story of the importance of the railway industry in Maine.

     Below is really just a glimpse of the wonderful findings in the past two weeks. We start by finding how a former motorman of the PLI, Forest Greenwood, has popped up again and this time sharing with us his amazing gifts of donations from 1964 to the gray Historical Society. More time will be spent in Gray to expand the search for PLI-related materials. 

In 1964, Forest Greenwood donated a number of PLI-related
items to the Gray Historical Society as seen in this donation
card with the list of items. Forest was a motorman for the
PLI and worked out of the Lewiston, Maine station. PWM

James and Robert Greenwood, sons of Forest Greenwood,
attended a public presentation about the PLI held at the
Lewiston (Maine) Public Library in April 2018.
Forest would become one of the early motorman volunteers
at Seashore Trolley Museum. James is holding his father's
trolley museum motorman hat with member number 301
 hat badge. Robert is holding his father's trolley museum
ticket punch and a strip of A & K Railway tickets.
Photo courtesy of John Mercurio

The image above is from the June 28, 1941 reunion of former PLI employees.
Forest Greenwood is standing near the middle, between two fellas wearing
white shirts and ties. Joseph Levigne is seated second from the left. There are
four reunions specifically cataloged on several pages, of a nearly
100-page PLI Employee Scrapbook; June 29, 1938, June 29, 1939,
June 30, 1940, and June 28, 1941. All four of the reunions were
held in Gray, ME. The 1938 and 1941 reunions were held at the
Newbegin Hall. The 1939 and the 1940 reunions were held at
the Pennell Institute Gymnasium. It is noted in newspaper articles
of the times, that combined, the total of former PLI employees and their
family members that attended each of the reunions in 1939 and 1940, well

exceeded 100 in attendance. The PLI operated a very short distance

behind the Newbegin Hall seen behind the group in this image.

Image from the PLI employees Scrapbook in the O.R. Cummings
Collection at the Library of Seashore Trolley Museum. PWM

The dedication plaque (1937)on the front of the Newbegin
Hall in August 2018. PWM

Newbegin Hall in Gray, Maine in August 2018. The PLI
operated through the backyard seen here on the left. PWM

Forest Greenwood's PLI Rules &
Regulation Handbook. Among the
collection at Gray Historical Society.
PWM

Forest Greenwood's PLI Rules & Regulation Handbook.
Among the collection at Gray Historical Society. PWM

Forest Greenwood's PLI Rules & Regulation Handbook.
Among the collection at Gray Historical Society. PWM

Merit System of Discipline in 
Forest Greenwood's PLI Rules &
Regulation Handbook. Among the
collection at Gray Historical Society.
PWM

Merit System of Discipline in 
Forest Greenwood's PLI Rules &
Regulation Handbook. Among the
collection at Gray Historical Society.
PWM

Merit System of Discipline in 
Forest Greenwood's PLI Rules &
Regulation Handbook. Among the
collection at Gray Historical Society.
PWM

Forest Greenwood's PLI Daily Inspection
Book. Among the collection at Gray
Historical Society. PWM

These original brass pieces from one of the
PLI interurbans will be very helpful to us
in restoring the Narcissus. We will borrow
these, create a 3-D drawing with exact
specifications that will then be used to
cast the brass components for use on
the Narcissus.  Where do they belong?
See below :) Among the collection
at Gray Historical Society.
PWM

Here is an image of the Gladiolus. One of the three
built in 1912 for the PLI. To enter the coach, one
uses the steps. To assist passengers in stepping
up into the doorway, there are vertical wooden
handrails on each side of the doorway. These
handrails are secured to the body of the coach
using the brass components that we need to
reproduce for use on the Narcissus. Image from
 O.R. Cummings Collection at the
Library of Seashore Trolley Museum.

The original "key" for operating the Narcissus! This lever
is positioned in the keyway of the controller in the
neutral position and depending on whether the motorman
needs to move the coach forward or reverse the key lever 
is moved into the forward position or the reverse position
prior to activating the electrical current by moving the
controller handle.

The original controller handle from the Arbutus. Another
sister coach to the Narcissus. This was donated to the
Gray Historical Society by Gertrude Libbey Anthony, daughter
of W. S. Libbey, the builder of the PLI. Among the collection
at Gray Historical Society. PWM

The original brake handle from the Arbutus. Another sister
coach to the Narcissus. This was donated to the
Gray Historical Society by Gertrude Libbey Anthony, daughter
of W. S. Libbey, the builder of the PLI. Among the collection
at Gray Historical Society. PWM

PLI conductor's ticket punch. Among the collection
at Gray Historical Society. PWM

Inside empty packet of school tickets for the
PLI. Among the collection at Gray Historical
Society. PWM

Cover of school ticket packet for the PLI.
Among the collection at Gray Historical Society.
PWM

     While I was in the Lewiston/Auburn area on Wednesday, August 15, I stopped into Orphan Annie's Antiques on Court Street in Auburn. It's located across the street from the Androscoggin Historical Society and the Registry of Deeds. The owner Danny is greatly interested in the Narcissus project and has now become a resource for me in finding items that will be useful in using in our interpretation plans for exhibits and displays. Thank you, Danny!

Beautiful Presidential Campaign button from
the 1900 winning ticket of William McKinley
and his Vice-Presidential candidate, Theodore
Roosevelt. McKinley was assassinated in
Buffalo, NY in September
1901, which led to Theodore Roosevelt becoming
President of the United States. Theodore

Inside the back of 1900  McKinley/Roosevelt
Presidential Campaign button.
 PWM

A newspaper story about the life of W. S. Libbey. W. S.
Libbeys' house seen in the center photograph is located in
Lewiston. See the image below. The newspaper is among the
collection of the Androscoggin Historical Society. PWM

The former family home of W. S. Libbey in Lewiston
as seen in August 2018. PWM 

1909 Deed showing the sale of a strip of property
to the Portland,  Gray & Lewiston Railroad with
a number of stipulations; including that if the
railroad was not completed or if it were
to be discontinued in the future, the property
would revert back to the original grantor or
his heirs. PWM

Colley Hill Road in Gray, ME. The PLI  crossed
the road part ways up the hill as seen in this
August 2018 image. It was in this  general area
where on August 18, 1914, a newspaper
accounting attests to the Narcissus traveling
at a very slow pace heading downhill around a
curve approaching the Gray station, a young girl
was standing next to the tracks with her mother
in hopes of catching a glimpse and  delivering
a gift to a special passenger on the Narcissus.
As the Narcissus slowly passed by,
the young girl tossed a bouquet of sweet peas
into the open doorway of the Narcissus. 
TR bolted from his seat to the doorway and
grasped up the bouquet in his hand as
the Narcissus continued on to the station.
This accounting generated an interest in 
creating a book that will expand on the
life of a young girl growing up in Gray
during the years of the PLI. PWM

Deed Showing that Charles Colley (Colley Hill above image)
sold a strip of land to the Portland Gray & Lewiston
Railroad (which would become the PLI). The strip
referred to would be in the image above where the PLI
would cross over Colley Hill Road. PWM

Conductors and motormen of the Lewiston Bath & Brunswick
Street Railway from 1900. The builder of this line was
State. The newspaper clipping is among the
collection of the Androscoggin Historical Society PWM

Conductors and motormen of the Lewiston Augusta, &
The newspaper clipping is among the
collection of the Androscoggin Historical Society PWM

To the right, in the center of this image at Monument Square in
Portland is where Middle Street used to be. That space is now
an open public area. The PLI interurbans from 1914 until
1993, used to cross Congress Street (seen here) from Preble
Street (on left) onto Middle Street (formally in center of this 
image), then onto Federal Street (just to the right of the taller
building in the background, turn left behind that building
onto Temple Street, then another left back onto Congress
Street where the coaches would discharge and board
passengers. Lewiston is where the PLI dispatcher's office
was located on the 2nd floor of the carhouse. And as a
coincidence was also on Middle Street. The Narcissus
may be on display for a day in July 2020, in Monument
Square during Portland's festivities celebrating
Maine's Bicentennial :) Image was taken
August 2018. PWM

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.