Majabigwaduce Chapter
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Brooksville, Maine
Organized July 7, 2001
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Capt. LeCain W. Smith  2006.

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looking across to castine 1885
Looking Across to Castine - ca. 1885
Left: Lawrence's Bay; Center: Blacks Cove;
Right: Dodge Point

    Site of the Battle of Castine which is also known as the Penobscot Expedition, a twenty-one day battle that ended both disastrously and disgracefully for the Americans on August 14, 1779. It was the largest naval defeat in U.S. history until Pearl Harbor.

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     The name Majabigwaduce is a Micmac word meaning "large tideway river." This river is fifteen miles in length and separates Brooksville from Castine, Penobscot and Sedgewick.
        "The whole course of the river, along the town line which separates Brooksville on the west, from Castine, Penobscot and Sedgewick on the north and east, is about fifteen miles - all of it salt water except Walker's Pond - which twice each day is emptied and filled again through the Narrows".

Indian Place-Names of the Maine Coast, page 193-198.