The Lincoln House

45 Main St Dennysville

Exploring Dennys River/The Lincoln House
Dennys River Historical Society
Written By Dennys River Historical Society

We are small, active Historical Society preserving and sharing the history of the Dennys River area away Down East in Maine .

The House that Dennys River Built

In 1786, General Benjamin Lincoln purchased 50,649 acres of land comprising Townships 1 and 2 in the Passamaquoddy District of eastern Maine. With his son Theodore, newly graduated for Harvard College, and sixteen neighbors from Hingham, Massachusetts, they began clearing and settling these "eastern lands."

The first winter was spent in a communal log cabin, on the banks of the Dennys River. The following year each man began work on a house of his own, selling the timber to the Lincolns to be sawed into long lumber, for shipment to the Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere.

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