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New Book Provides a Look at Abandoned Places along Maine's Kennebec River
Forgotten on the Kennebec: Abandoned Places and Quirky People, by David Fiske, provides the stories of sites that were once scenes of human activity, but are now abandoned.
By: David Fiske
Contents of Forgotten on the Kennebec:
Fort Popham and Fort Baldwin, Phippsburg, Maine
Historical Narrative, The Popham Colony, The Murder of Young Smith, Vikings in Phippsburg?, The Forts of Phippsburg
Perkins Township, Swan Island, Richmond, Maine
Historical Narrative, Native Americans, European Settlers, The Myth of Aaron Burr and Jacataqua, Shipbuilding and Ship Masters, Kennebec Ice, Ice Jams and Freshets, The Abandonment of Perkins, Hunting Preserve, The Industrious Dr. Underwood, The Curious Dr. Hebbard
Fort Western and Kennebec Arsenal, Augusta, Maine
Historical Narrative, Arnold’s March to Quebec, The Kennebec Arsenal, Commandants, Decommissioning
About the Author
David Fiske is a retired librarian who does genealogical and historical research. In recent years he has comprehensively researched the life of Solomon Northup, the subject of the 2013 film “12 Years A Slave.” He worked with Clifford Brown and Rachel Seligman on a full biography of Northup, Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave. Fiske also collaborated with New England author Eric Stanway on Madame Sherri - The Special Edition, which tells the tale of an eccentric show business personality who retired to a custom-made castle-like house in rural New Hampshire.
Paperback: 66 pages, includes full-color photographs taken by the author.
Publisher: David Fiske via CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
List Price: $18.29
Available from createspace.com or amazon.com.
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