The names that Peaks Island has borne at different times are of much interest in
its history. The first known name of the island was Pond, but that name was
changed by George Cleeve to Michael's Island in 1637. Probably about 1661 it
The history of Peaks Island commences almost with the settlement of Portland,
and perhaps before. ... George Cleeve and Richard Tucker settled Portland in
1633 and built themselves a log house near the spot where the poet Longfellow
Mitton died in 1660, and Cleeve probably about ten years later — a very old man.
Elizabeth (Cleeve) Mitton, then a widow, conveyed Michael's Island to John
Phillips, a merchant of Boston, in 1661, and George Munjoy married his only ...
John Palmer, Munjoy's son-in-law, and his family lived on Peaks Island several
years before 1675, in the stone house. ... In 1681 the selectmen of the town "
confirmed to Mary, daughter of George Munjoy, senior, deceased, all that island
given her by ... posterity of Cleeve and Mitton, and the owners of the Phillips' title
from the heirs of Mary (Munjoy) Palmer, who were then Parson Thomas Smith
The Brackett family is the most prominent one in the history of Peaks Island. It
was known as Brackett's Island for many years. The family are descendants of
George Cleeve, the first settler of Portland, and as a family have been modest, ...
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Page 84 - The drum-beat repeated o'er and o'er, And the bugle wild and shrill. And the music of that old song Throbs in my memory still: "A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
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Page 33 - Come hither! come hither! my little daughter, And do not tremble so; For I can weather the roughest gale That ever wind did blow.
Page 25 - And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries. 6 And nation was "destroyed of nation, and city of city : for God did vex them with all adversity.
Page 33 - And ever the fitful gusts between, A sound came from the land ; It was the sound of the trampling surf, On the rocks and the hard sea-sand. The breakers were right beneath her bows, She drifted a dreary wreck, And a whooping billow swept the crew Like icicles from her deck.
Page 11 - THIS is the place. Stand still, my steed, Let me review the scene, And summon from the shadowy Past The forms that once have been.
Page 17 - There disorder prevailed, and the tumult and stir of embarking. Busily plied the freighted boats ; and in the confusion Wives were torn from their husbands, and mothers, too late, saw their children Left on the land, extending their arms, with wildest entreaties.
Page 7 - There are no times like the old times, — they shall never be forgot ! There is no place like the old place, — keep green the dear old spot ! There are no friends like our old friends, — may Heaven prolong their lives ! There are no loves like our old loves, — God bless our loving wives 1 1865. A HYMN OF PEACE SUNG AT THE "JUBILEE...