At its most recent monthly meeting, Searsport Historical Society received a gift from Penobscot Marine Museum in the form of a large framed aerial photograph of Searsport taken around 1940.

The photo was presented by Liz Lodge, executive director of the museum, to Dr. Karen Kelley, president of the society.

The photograph was taken by Lincoln “Link” Colcord, showing the town from the west, with the harbor on the right. It is historically valuable because it clearly shows the buildings in the heart of town. The original was donated to Penobscot Marine Museum by Ray Seamans.

Located in Searsport, Penobscot Marine Museum is home to collections of marine art and artifacts, small craft, ship models and historic photography. More information is available at or by calling 548-2529.