A Window on the Past – West Indies trade is subject of historical society lecture

'Regardless of what was to be a Maine boy's occupation or profession, an indispensable part of his upbringing was a voyage or two in the West India...

January 14, 2023
2:36 AM

'Regardless of what was to be a Maine boy's occupation or profession, an indispensable part of his upbringing was a voyage or two in the West India trade. In the days when the privateers of France and England, not to mention the piratical craft swarming the Caribbean, might be sighted at any time in almost any latitude, this opened up endless vistas of adventure before the young sailor.' – William Hutchinson Rowe, in 'The Maritime History of Maine'  Fishing shacks at Willard Beach mark the location of Simonton's Wharf.

Seth Goldstein