Memories of Early Maine: 1942 - 1943

SOUTH PORTLAND, 1942

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Our street in South Portland

 

5 Adelbert Street - our house

 

 

From the front

 

 

Our local Parish

Holy Cross School

 

Mary's & Phil's School for a year

 

No school today - ask for the story

 

 

An Amazing Place

 

The Bug Light (small lighthouse)

The place my Dad worked

About 260 Liberty Ships

 

were built here by about

 

37,000 people, including

 

my Dad and his brother Bob,

 

in about 4 years!

The people worked 3 shifts

 

around the clock, probably

 

including weekends!

Local homeowners rented beds

by the shift, so one person "owned"

a given bed for an 8 hour period,

while 2 others each "owned"

the same bed for 8 hours each! Mary spots Dad and Uncle Bob???

 

Side view of this amazing outdoor exhibition at Bug Point Park.

 

 

And a front view. Many thanks to the citizens of South Portland for preserving this spot over all the years. The dry docks are gone, but the memories live on.

 

On to Higgins Beach

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