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Maine Resource Guide: Eastport, Washington County

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County · Incorporated · Incorporated as a City · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Prominent Islands · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Newspapers · Miscellaneous Resources · Vital Records · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography


Washington County (set off from Lincoln County in 1789)


1798 from Plantation No. 8 PS

Incorporated as a City


Previous Designations

Township No. 8 Putnam Survey (T8 PS); Moose Island

Boundary Changes

Land was set off to form Lubec in 1811

Part of Lubec was annexed in 1847

Prominent Islands

Moose Island, Quoddy Village, Treat Island

Villages, Locations and Settlements

Eastport, Quoddy

Adjacent Towns and Townships

Campobello Island (N.B.), Lubec, Perry


Historical USGS Maps of Eastport, Maine

Bird's-Eye View of Eastport, 1879

Maps of Machias, Eastport, Alfred Village and Kennebunk, 1885

Eastport Village (1894)


The Quoddy Tides

Miscellaneous Resources

Maine Town Reports: Eastport

Original Members of the Eastport Female Benevolent Society

Crew List Arriving at Eastport, 1949-1958

Vital Records

Eastport Marriages, 1793-1812

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Eastport

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Eastport, Washington, Maine

Official Website: City of Eastport

Border Historical Society

Maine Memory Network: Eastport

Maine Memory Network: Quoddy


Ayer, Sarah Connell, Diary of Sarah Connell Ayer. Andover and Newburyport, Massachusetts; Concord and Bow, New Hampshire; Portland and Eastport, Maine (Portland, Me.: Lefavor-Tower Company, 1910)

Bacon, George F., Calais, Eastport and vicinity, their representative business men, and points of interest: embracing Calais, Eastport, Machias, Machiasport, Milltown, Jonesport, Princeton, Millbridge, Cherryfield and Lubec (Newark, N.J.: Glenwood Pub. Co., c1892)

Brown, C. Donald, Eastport: a maritime history ([Eastport, Me.: Border History Research & Pub. Center], 1968)

Kilby, William Henry, Eastport and Passamaquoddy: a collection of historical and biographical sketches (Eastport, Me.: E.E. Shead & Co., 1888)

Weston, Jonathan D., The history of Eastport, and vicinity: a lecture, delivered April, 1834, before the Eastport Lyceum (Boston: Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1834)

Willey, Kenneth L., comp., Vital records from the Eastport Sentinal [i.e. Sentinel] of Eastport, Maine, 1818-1900 (Rockport, Me.: Picton Press, c1996)

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