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Starboard One Room School House Re Enactment-Machiasport 250th Celebration

Posted July 22, 2013, at 9:38 a.m.
Last modified July 22, 2013, at 10:38 a.m.
Schoolhouse today.
Schoolhouse today.

Saturday, July 27, 2013 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Starboard One Room School House Re Enactment- Machiasport 250th Celebration, Port Road, Route 92, Machiasport (Starboard), Maine

For more information: Anne Louise Thompson Granfield; 203-687-6063

STARBOARD in MACHIASPORT, Maine — In a small village nestled between the flowing waters of Starboard Creek, and the picturesque shoreline of Machias Bay, stands the last of five, one room schoolhouses that provided education to many families living in Machiasport. Built in 1804 and utilized as the school for Starboard Cove until 1938, it now stands watch on the Point of Maine, continuing to welcome many visitors to the area with its simplicity and charm.

On Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 11:00 am-1:00 pm, come join the community of Starboard in Machiasport, Maine (Route 92-Port Road) as they celebrate the 250th Anniversary of its founding, and witness a re-enactment of a schoolmarm and her students, as they gather again, in this small one room schoolhouse and learn. Replicating the photograph here, students and principal from the Ft. O’Brian School will dress in period clothes, and try, if just for a moment, to reach back and give us a glimpse of times past. Homemade pie will be served.

Maintained and utilized today, by the community for gatherings and special events, the school house with outhouse is a remnant of a time long gone, but certainly not forgotten. Contributions of both time and money go a long way in keeping this place alive, and are greatly appreciated. Please consider becoming a part of the story of this historical treasure. Donations may be sent to: Starboard Community Club,

41 South Ocean Road, Machiasport, Maine 04655.

So if the time is right and you find yourself wondering what it was like “back in the day”. Take a drive down Rt. 92 to the Point of Maine, and as you do, reflect on the words of schoolmarm Miss. Mary Worthley, as she recalls her days of teaching in Starboard.

“Those were really golden days. My work, the loving children, the wonder of the sea, the little school, and the world and its tangles far away, I loved it and its peace has remained with me.”

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