Eastport, ME Fire, Oct 1864

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Disastrous Fire at Eastport, Me.

A fire broke out at half past 1, Sunday morning, on Union wharf, Eastport, Me., and continued until 8, consuming all the business part of the town. About fifty places of business were destroyed, including the best stores. The building containing the Frontier bank and telegraph office, &c., was burned. Loss estimated at $500,000.

The Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, VT 28 Oct 1864

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On Sunday, Oct. 23, 1864, a fire raged in Eastport from 1:30 until 8 o'clock A. M., by which fifty places of business were destroyed. The loss was estimated at half a million dollars. It was apparently the work of incendiaries, and, occurring about the time of the raid into St. Albans, Vt., was generally believed to have been caused by rebel emissaries from the British Provinces.

The New York Times, New York, NY 10 Jul 1866