CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

November 25, 2012

Welcome To Georgia in Downeast/Northern Maine

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

WELCOME TO GEORGIA IN DOWNEAST/NORTHERN MAINE

My family roots extend deeply into the coastline of Maine, extending from Kittery in the south to East Lamoine in Downeast region.

But what if Thomas Coram, an English Sea Captain, had been successful in founding a colony between the Kennebec and St. Croix rivers on one side and the St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Coast on the other side, in a philanthropic venture?2 Would we then be visiting the northeast Atlantic coast in Georgia instead of Maine?

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Coram, born 1668, operated a ship building business at Taunton, Massachusetts between 1694 to 1705. He then became a successful quier (sic) in London.4

In 1702 Europe entered a dynastic war, the War of the Spanish Succession.

Although the detailed development of the war is very complex, the basic aim is clear. Both France and Austria were attempting to take control of the territories which made up the bequest of Charles II, the king of Spain, who was childless and had no cousins in the immediate Spanish Habsburg line.

The question of the day was: who will (more…)

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