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Cover Type: USA domestic with stamp(s)
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Jul 7, 18
Edited on:Jul 7, 18
Postmark: circa Nov 19, 1864
Origin: Carver's Harbor, Maine, UNITED STATES
Destination: Belfast, Maine, UNITED STATES

1861 3c rose (#65) just tied by target cancel on buff cover with "Carver's Harbor Me. Nov. 19" double circle 31mm datestamp, to Belfast, Maine.

Carver's Harbor post office in Knox County, Maine was established in 1850 and closed (renamed Vinal Haven) in 1879. It is now called Vinalhaven, which is on South Island in Penobscot Bay, and can be reached by ferry from Rockland.  Fishing, shipbuilding, logging and shipping were important early businesses on Vinalhaven. High quality granite was discovered in 1826, and Vinalhaven became one of Maine's largest quarrying centers for the next century.

Carver's Harbor was named for Thaddeus Carver. According to a petition to King George III, dated 1772, Thaddeus Carver arrived from Marshfield, MA in 1762 and by 1775 he was operating a saw mill on 700 acres purchased from Francis Cogswell on the southern shore of the South Island in the area which later became known as Carver's Harbor. The post office was first established in 1826 and was called Vinalhaven; the name was changed to Fox Isle on Apr 12 1847, then changed to North Haven on Oct 7 1847.  The Post Office's name was then changed to Carver's Harbor in 1850, then to Vinal Haven on October 29, 1879 and finally back to Vinalhaven (as one word) on March 15, 1925.
Sources: "Maine Postal History and Postmarks" by Sterling T. Dow, Severn-Wylie-Jewett Co., 1943, and the Vinalhaven Historical Society.

Owner's ID: 2003
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For Sale? No
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