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Starboard re-enactment

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MACHIASPORT 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 school houses 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, Sept. 12, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., come join the community of Starboard in Machiasport, Maine (Route 92-Port Road) 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 Fort 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. Accompanying the class will be artisans performing their turn of the century crafts and skills, and we are told, a special guest will be joining us. Homemade pie and desserts will be served.

Maintained and utilized today by the community for gatherings and special events, the schoolhouse 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.


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