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Program 11: The Penobscot Expedition and The Revolution

"Destruction of the American Fleet" by Dominic Serres.  Courtesy National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK.  All rights reserved.  During the American Revolution, citizens in what was then the Province of Maine experienced tremendous hardship, shifting loyalties, huge losses of property and land, and dramatic population shifts.

Maine had been the theater of intermittent warfare for nearly 100 years starting in 1675 with King Phillips’ War and ending only in 1763 when peace was finally reached with the French.

The Continental Navy Cutter, RevengeOnce the wars were concluded, the British demanded that the Americans contribute to the costs of defending and administering the expanded empire. They imposed a series of taxes on their colonists, without giving the colonists representation in Parliament. Patriots in Maine were some of the first Americans to rebel.

 

Follow the links below to find out more about the American Revolution in Maine:


THE DEFENCE | THE EASTERN FRONTIER | THE CASTINE LOYALISTS
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