Sunday, April 23, 2017

Index to 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 blog posts:

Posts in Order of Most Recent Release 

  • 8.20.2019 - Reviews are Arriving: Teddy Roosevelt, Millie, and the Elegant Ride
  • 8.18.2019 - 1911 Nagasaki Tram No. 134 Renovation & Arts Integration Experience
  • 7.17.2019 - Narcissus Brass - The Beauty of Brass One Hundred Years Later
  • 7.8.2019   - 80th Anniversary Trolley Parade at Seashore Trolley Museum
  • 6.18.2019 - Narcissus Restoration Update - June 18, 2019
  • 6.14.2019 - The Figure-Eight of Lewiston by O R Cummnings
  • 6.11.2019 - New Book Will Benefit the NarcissusProject and Seashore Trolley Museum
  • 6.10.2019 - Conserved! January 1910 Original 28-foot-long PG&LRR Map
  • 5.30.2019 -Artifacts & Ephemera - Benton & Fairfield Railway via Herman L. Brown
  • 5.2.2019   -Maine Bicentennial Series-A Look Back at Riverton Park 1896-1933
  • 4.21.2019 - 4th Anniversary of the Narcissus Blog 4-22-2019
  • 4.15.2019 - In Memoriam to Harold Shaw Libbey 1881-1919
  • 3.20.2019 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban No. 14, "Start to Finish"
  • 3.16.2019-Maine Bicentennial Series-Rockland, Thomaston, & Camden St. Rwy. 1892-1931
  • 3.14.2019-Maine Bicentennial Series-Rockland, South Thomaston, & St. George Rwy 1902-18
  • 3.14.2019 - Narcissus Restoration Update 2-28-2019
  • 3.13.2019 - Make a Donation to the Narcissus Today! Develop the Interpretation Programs
  • 3.12.1019- Maine Bicentennial Series - Trolleys to Augusta 1889-1932
  • 3.2.2019 -  Maine Bicentennial Series - Waterville, Fairfield, and Oakland Railway 1887-1937
  • 2.28.2019- Seashore Trolley Museum - Schedule of Events/Activities 2019 80th Anniversary
  • 2.27.2019- Maine Bicentennial Series - Fairfield and Shawmut Railway 1903-1927
  • 2.27.2019- Maine Bicentennial Series - Somerset Traction Company 1895-1928
  • 2.26.2019- Maine Bicentennial Series - Benton and Fairfield Railway 1898-1928
  • 2.18.2019- 1901 Tower C Boston Elevated Railway to STM 1975
  • 2.18.2019- Narcissus Restoration Project - 2018 Outreach Summary
  • 2.10.2019- 2018 - Narcissus Work - Year-End Report
  • 2.8.2019  - The Narcissus Saga - 1970 - Sesquicentennial Honor
  • 1.31.2019 - Maine Bicentennial Series - The Norway and Paris Street Railway 1894-1918
  • 1.30.2019 - Maine Bicentennial Series - Skowhegan & Norridgewock Railway 1894-1903
  • 1.29.2019 - Maine Bicentennial Series - Fryeburg (ME) Horse Railroad 1887-1913
  • 1.27.2019 - Maine Bicentennial Series - Aroostook Valley Railroad 1909-1946
  • 1.25.2019 - Maine Bicentennial Series - Calais Street Railway 1894-1929
  • 1.14.2019 - Narcissus Restoration Update - Side Sill Removal & Steel Channel Work
  • 1.12.2019 - 80th Anniversary Year - A Look Back at the 70s - Seashore Trolley Museum
  • 1.1.2019 - 80th Anniversary Year - A Look Back at the 60s - Seashore Trolley Museum
  • 12.31.2018 - 80th Anniversary - A Look Back at the 50s - Seashore Trolley Museum
  • 12.31.2018 - 80th Anniversary Year - Seashore Trolley Museum 1939-2019
  • 11.3.2018 - Train Door Questions and Restoration Update
  • 10.25.2018 - Left Side Sill Removed
  • 10.17.2018 - Maine Bicentennial - Portland Railroad History 1860-1941
  • 10.3.2018 - Original 1912 Right Side Sill Removed from the Narcissus
  • 9.19.2018 - Portland Railroad - Westbrook Gorham & South Windham Revisited
  • 9.17.2018 - Portland Railroad - Forest Avenue to Riverton Park Revisited
  • 9.14.2018 - Portland Railroad - Congress Street Revisited: Monument Square to Union Station
  • 9.9.2018   - Portland Railroad - Munjoy Hill Revisited
  • 9.8.2018   - Portland Railroad - South Portland & Cape Elizabeth Revisited
  • 8.30.2018 - Osher Map Library: Home to 57 Glass Plate Negatives by J. A. Waterman
  • 8.20.2018 - Discovering "Nuggets" While Researching for PLI Materials
  • 8.11.2018 - Deed Research - 1909-1917 - Portland Gray & Lewiston Railroad - Cumberland C.
  • 7.29.2018 - "Progress" Continues to Slowly Remove Remnants - Portland-Lewiston Interurban
  • 7.24.2018 - 2018 Teddy Roosevelt Days - A Wonderful Weekend
  • 6.25.2018 - Collecting Oral Histories and Identifying Artifacts - Portland-Lewiston Interurban
  • 6.20.2018 - Theodore Roosevelt in 3-D, July 20 at Teddy Roosevelt Days Event at STM
  • 6.16.2018 - 2018 Teddy Roosevelt Days Event  - Opening Gala - July 20, 2018
  • 6.16.2018 - 4th Annual Teddy Roosevelt at Seashore Trolley Museum July 20-22, 2018
  • 6.15.2018 - Award-Winning Author Writing Book to Benefit the Narcissus
  • 6.14.2018 - Car 31 - Planning for 1999 Anniversary Tour Began 20 Years Ago
  • 6.9.2018   - Interpretation Planning for the Narcissus Begins
  • 6.7.2018   - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Completely Restored Narcissus -Planning Begun
  • 5.12.2018 - The 1915 Morrison Hill station & the PLI in West Cumberland, ME 5-15-2018
  • 5.4.2018   - Skyline Farms Carriage Museum at 2018 Teddy Roosevelt Days 7-20 through 7-23
  • 4.30.2018 - Student Volunteers From Thornton Academy Making A Difference at STM
  • 4.21.2018 - Narcissus Restoration Update - 4-20-2018
  • 4.20.2018 - New Restoration Shop-Related Exhibits for 2018 Season Seashore TrolleyMuseum
  • 4.18.2018 - 2018 Teddy Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum 7-20, 21, & 22, 2018
  • 4.16.2018 - The Portland-Lewiston Interurban & No. 14 - West Falmouth 4-17-2018
  • 4.13.2018 - 2018 Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony-MWF-4-13-2018
  • 4.12.2018 - Maine Innovation Expo at Lewiston L-A: Seashore Trolley Museum Will Be There
  • 4.11.2018 - Maine's Ten National Register of Historic Places Electric Rwy Vehicles at STM
  • 3.31.2018 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban 1910-1933 - Lewiston Public Library Lecture
  • 3.29.2018 - Curatorial Report No. 1- ASL-100 0 10-21-2006 through 12-31-2006
  • 3.25.2018 - Act 2: This Stage of the Narcissus Restoration Adventure Started in 1999
  • 3.10.2018 - This Stage of the Narcissus Restoration Adventure Started in 1999
  • 3.3.2018   - Portland Railroad: Trolleys Through Scarborough, Maine
  • 3.3.2018   - Narcissus Restoration Work Continues - First Public Lecture 3.4.2018
  • 1.23.2018 - $40,000 Donation From 20th Century Electric Railway Foundation For Narcissus
  • 1.18.2018 - Part Two: Looking For The Right Match For Narcissus-Professional Paint Analysis
  • 1.16.2018 - Pre-PLI: Trolley Service Between Portland & Twin Cities of Lewiston & Auburn
  • 12.21.2017 - Laconia Car Company-built Presentation Video Featuring Narcissus 8.19.2017
  • 12.10.2017 - Narcissus Restoration Project - 2017 Outreach & Research Summary
  • 12.6.2017   - Narcissus Restoration Update - 2017 Summary
  • 11.28.2017 - "Waiting For the Narcissus" - Morrison Hill Station - Artwork by Wade Zahares
  • 11.20.2017 - Looking For the Right Match For The Narcissus - Paint Analysis Begins
  • 10.31.2017 - Forty-Eight Years Ago Today - Halloween, 1969-The Narcissus Arrived at STM
  • 10.24.2017 - $40,000 in Donations For the Narcissus - Matching Grant to Follow From 20th
  • 10.16.2017 - Narcissus Memory, 1965 - The Last Maine Car Available for Restoration
  • 9.25.2017 - "I Want To Come Visit My Old Bedroom"A Tribute to Daniel A. Vallee 1941-2017
  • 9.20.2017 - Two Milestones for the Narcissus Project are Fast Approaching
  • 9.13.2017  - Morrison Hill Station will Have a Portland-Lewiston Interurban Exhibit in 2018
  • 8.24.2017  - The Narcissus was Born in Laconia, NH in 1912: Laconia Presentation
  • 8.17.2017  - Teddy Roosevelt Days Event Weekend - AMAZING!!
  • 8.16.2017  - Narcissus Has Lots of New Friends Thanks to Seal Cove Auto Museum
  • 8.10.2017  - "Fast Friends" Narcissus Original Artwork by Maine Artist Wade Zahares
  • 7.10.2017  - Teddy Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum - 7-22 & 23-2017
  • 7.1.2017    - Wade Zahares, Roberto Rodriguez, Suzanne Buzby Hersey - "Fast Friends"
  • 6.24.2017  - "Quite Likely The Most Valuable Stanley in The World"
  • 6.19.2017  - No. 14 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 6.14.2017  - No. 4387 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 6.8.2017    - No. 4175 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 6.8.2017    - Nos. 235, 50, and 9 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 6.6.2017    - No. 60 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 6.3.2017    - No. 100 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 6.1.2017    - Next Stop: Mount Katahdin, then the Oxbow, Aroostook River, and more
  • 5.25.2017  - No. 108 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 5.14.2017  - No. 38 - Laconia Car Company-built
  • 5.12.2017  - Cell Phone for the Narcissus Arrived Today :)
  • 5.2.2017    - 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Days at Seashore Trolley Museum
  • 4.16.2017   - September 1967 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings-PLI History
  • 4.9.2017     - 2017 Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony-MWF 4-7-2017
  • 4.4.2017     - O. R. Cummings - 1923-2013 - Author of More than Fifty Books on Railways
  • 4.2.2017     - May 1956 - Portland-Lewiston Interurban by O. R. Cummings - PLI History
  • 3.25.2017   - Wade Zahares - Artist - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
  • 3.25.2017   - My Maine-Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
  • 2.25.2017   - 1908 Stanley Steamer - 2017 Teddy Roosevelt Days - July 21-23
  • 2.10.2017   - The Narcissus Featured in a Journal Tribune Newspaper Story 2-5-2017
  • 1.29.2017   - W. S. Libbey-Builder of the PLI: His Stanley Steamer Model K 30-hp Semi-Racer
  • 1.14.2017   - Biography of Amos Fitz Gerald - "Electric Railway King" of the Pine Tree State
  • 1.7.2017     - Narcissus Restoration Project Outreach-Research 2016
  • 1.5.2017     - A Previously Unknown Image of Theodore Roosevelt in Maine - Resolved :)
  • 12.19.2016 - Narcissus Restoration Update - 2016 Summary 
  • 11.1.2016   - Perhaps You Should Have a Seat First?-The Making of 20 Seats - From Scratch!
  • 10.23.2016 - Theodore Roosevelt & The Narcissus - Connecting Maine Communities
  • 9.30.2016   - Scrapbook Celebrates the People of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban
  • 9.21.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Mid-September 2016
  • 9.2.2016     - Narcissus Restoration Update - August 2016
  • 8.16.2016   - The 2016 Narcissus Benefit Event Weekend, Teddy Roosevelt Days, a Success :)
  • 7.15.2016   - "A President Has Ridden in My House"-Daniel Vallee, Narcissus, and TR's Ride
  • 7.4.2016     - Teddy Roosevelt Days - August 5-7, 2016 - To Benefit the Narcissus Project
  • 7.2.2016     - The Beginning of a Classic Interurban - July 2, 1914
  • 7.1.2016     - Sudden Death of Hon. W. Scott Libbey-Lewiston Evening Journal May 18, 1914
  • 6.28.2016   - The End of a Classic Interurban - June 28, 1933
  • 5.15.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 4 - Exterior Poplar Frames 5-11-2016
  • 5.12.2016   - Reclaimed Lumber Used in Narcissus Restoration
  • 4.30.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Mahogany Sash Passenger Windows -  4-29-2016
  • 4.29.2016   - Theodore Roosevelt Maine Conservation Award Ceremony - MWF - 4-15-2016
  • 4.28.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 3 - Exterior Poplar Frames 4-22-2016
  • 4.24.2016   - 2016 NRHS Heritage Grants Awards $3,000 to the Narcissus Project!
  • 4.24.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Part 2 - Exterior Poplar Frames - 4-22-2016
  • 4.23.2016   - Narcissus Restoration Update - Exterior Poplar Frames - Part 1 - 4-22-2016
  • 4.21.2016   - Teddy Roosevelt Days 2016 at Seashore Trolley Museum - August 5, 6 & 7
  • 4.12.2016   - The Narcissus Restoration Project & $40,000 Matching Grant Opportunity
  • 4.11.2016   - Seashore Trolley Museum Library: The Wason Collection to be digitized
  • 3.17.2016   - Ninety Communities in Maine had Electric Railway Service!
  • 3.5.2016     - 57 Million Passengers Carried on Electric Railways in Maine in 1915!!
  • 1.28.2016   - Vallee Family Pictures of the Narcissus - 1960s
  • 1.9.2016     - Film Footage of Narcissus when a Summer Camp 
  • 11.22.2015 - Libby/Libbey Family Connection to Narcissus becomes Personal
  • 10.19.2015 - $40,000 Matching Grant to Benefit the Narcissus Project! 
  • 10.10.2015 - Theodore Roosevelt Grieved in Dark Harbor on Islesboro, Maine
  • 10.9.2015   - Bible Point - Island Falls, Maine, and Theodore Roosevelt
  • 9.22.2015   - Short History of the Portland-Lewiston Interurban & Narcissus
  • 9.14.2015   - The Birth of Seashore Trolley Museum - An Interview with the Founder
  • 8.16.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt Artifacts in Maine
  • 8.15.2015   - Sophia, W. S. Libbey Descendant, Visits Narcissus
  • 8.15.2015   - W. S. Libbey: The Man and His Mill
  • 8.14.2015   - The Theodore Roosevelt Association and Narcissus
  • 8.14.2015   - Narcissus Was A Summer Camp in Sabattus 
  • 8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
  • 7.21.2015   - Video - Patron Pines for PLI - by Troy R. Bennett
  • 7.2.2015     - NRHS Awards $2,000 to the Narcissus Project
  • 6.15.2015   - Sorting and Cleaning the Interior of the 1912 PLI No. 14, Narcissus has begun
  • 5.20.2015   - Narcissus Enters Townhouse Restoration Shop May 20, 2015
  • 5.13.2015   - Patron Pines for the PLI - A Poem - 1939   Portland-Lewiston Interurban
  • 5.6.2015     - Longfellow Square: the Start of the Theodore Roosevelt International Highway
  • 5.2.2015     - Theodore Roosevelt first visited Maine as a young teenager
  • 5.1.2015     - In a Class by Itself - The Making of a Narcissus CAD Drawing
  • 4.29.2015   - Theodore Roosevelt - Master Mason
  • 4.28.2015   - Two Accomplished Writers & an NPS Ranger from Sagamore Hill NHS
  • 4.27.2015   - Narcissus Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
  • 4.27.2015   - Clyde Walker Pierce, Jr. Oral History Segment - Maine Trolleys & Racing a PLI
  • 4.27.2015   - The PLI Bouquet is Ordered - April 1912
  • 4.22.2015   - Welcome to the Narcissus 1912 Project
Posts Related to the Restoration of the 1912  Narcissus

4.27.2015   - Narcissus Ornate Leaded Stained Glass Work
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
8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
10.19.2015 - $40,000 Matching Grant to Benefit the Narcissus Project! 
1.9.2016     - Film Footage of Narcissus when a Summer Camp
1.28.2016   - Vallee Family Pictures of the Narcissus - 1960s
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
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
5.20.2015   - Narcissus Enters Townhouse Restoration Shop May 20, 2015
7.21.2015   - Video - Patron Pines for PLI - by Troy R. Bennett
8.13.2015   - The Teddy Roosevelt Days Friday Opening Event 7/31/15
8.14.2015   - The Theodore Roosevelt Association and Narcissus
9.14.2015   - The Birth of Seashore Trolley Museum - An Interview with the Founder
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
2.25.2017   - 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
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
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
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 - Libby/Libbey 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
2.25.2017   - 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
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
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
2.25.2017   - 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

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

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.

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