Oct. 18, 1848

The Maine Telegraph line is in course of rapid construction, and it is believed will be ready for at least some distance east of Portland, in seasons to convey the result of the Presidential election. The province line, which is to connect with this to Halifax, is also rapidly constructing, and until wholly completed, the news by the foreign steamers will be carried to the nearest telegraph point by express.

We have seen a beautiful Daguerrotype by Mr. Quimby, of the ship launched to-day by Messrs. J. Pierce & Co., as she lies, midway of the bridge.

Oct. 12, 1871

J. G. Lambert’s new store, in Stockton, is a very handsome structure, and the first of its kind in the town. It is of three story, brick with granite front. The lower story, which will be occupied by the builder as a store, is finished in black walnut and ash. The floors are hard pine. The second story is rented for offices, and the third will be finished for a hall. The building is an ornament to the place and credit to the enterprise of the owner.

Oct. 10, 1899

A. Colburn has bought the remainder of the stock of the W. T. Colburn shoe store, McClintock block, High street, and added a large assortment of new, fresh goods of the very latest styles. His prices are way down.

Oct. 13, 1910

The Citypoint sewing circle met last Friday with Miss Harriet E. Hatch and the occasion was a very enjoyable one. Gentlemen’s evening was observed and after a picnic supper, to which all did ample justice, a pleasing program was rendered, consisting of music and recitations. There were about forty present.

Oct. 14, 1948

MacMillan Tells Belfast Audience of Eskimos, Glaciers and the Far North…Commander Donald B. MacMillan, three weeks back from the Arctic, and already planning his 28th trip there in his staunch schooner Bowdoin next summer, gave a talk Tuesday evening on Labrador, Baffin Land and Greenland, as he has seen them, before an audience which filled Crosby High School auditorium. Illustrating his lecture he showed three reels of moving picture films in color which he and his wife, Mrs. Miriam MacMillan, who accompanied him to this City, had taken in the Far North.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.