Maine Public Film Series

Island of Eagles: The Swan Island Story

Special | 49m 16s  | Video has closed captioning.

Located at the head of Merrymeeting Bay on the Kennebec River, Swan island was the site of an Abenaki hunting & fishing outpost. Later, the island was claimed by colonists who founded a village in the 18th century; a village that later became known as the Town of Perkins. Perkins was once a prodigious farming community. Ice cutting, fishing & shipbuilding were among the island's many industries.

Aired: 11/19/20

Rating: NR

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