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Title: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: Rick Morris on June 20, 2018, 12:25:16 AM
Hello

I am doing some research on the Maine Central Freight and Passenger Station in Wiscasset. In a post in this Forum in September 2017 James Patten posted two black/white photos with the Main Central station buildings, does anyone know what year those photos were taken?

thanks,
Rick
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: James Patten on June 20, 2018, 01:09:16 AM
Hi Rick,
Those photos I believe can be found in Two Feet to Tidewater or one of the other books about the WW&F.  I don't know the years they were taken, but my guess would be the teens or twenties.
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: Bernie Perch on June 20, 2018, 12:53:05 PM
I heard from someone (may have been Peter Barney) that the building still exists and was moved.  Wayne and I tried looking for it, but didn't really find something that even remotely resembles it.  Maybe someone can verify this.

Bernie
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: Pete Leach on June 22, 2018, 07:57:32 PM
There are additional photos in the book: Narrow Gauge in the Sheepscot Valley, Vol 1. by McChesney, DeVos, and Kohler.  One is dated between 1900 and 1912.  You may want to check there.
Pete
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: James Patten on August 07, 2018, 11:33:11 AM
There's an interesting article regarding archaeology near the MEC's Wiscasset Station area.
https://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/back-past-pieces-wiscassets-history-unearthed/105820 (https://www.wiscassetnewspaper.com/article/back-past-pieces-wiscassets-history-unearthed/105820) 

There's pictures of the station being removed by road to be repurposed.
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: James Patten on August 07, 2018, 11:35:15 AM
And here's the current home of the station:
(http://www.manways.com/images/Completed-Building-in-1984.jpg)

See http://www.manways.com/about-us/history (http://www.manways.com/about-us/history) for more information!
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: Philip Marshall on August 07, 2018, 02:52:50 PM
Very interesting.

The article mentions the R. H. Tucker brick works in Wiscasset that was located "along the shore behind the present elementary school" in the mid-19th century. That sounds like the WW&F Upper Yard. Was the brick works an earlier occupant of the same property?
Title: Re: Wiscasset Station Maine Central/ Knox & Lincoln
Post by: Bill Sample on August 08, 2018, 02:01:17 AM
I never knew it survived.  Good news.