Remick and Healy’s Rowe Pond Camps

Most histories of Rowe Pond Camps start with owners Witham and Maxfield, who ran the camps in the early 1900's. This article presents evidence of earlier owners of camps and equipment at the site in 1895, and their connection to Witham and Maxfield. On October 21, 1895 Albion Healy of Pleasant Ridge bought a half … Continue reading Remick and Healy’s Rowe Pond Camps

1830 Letter to Andrews Family, from Essex MA to Pleasant Ridge ME

Levi Andrews, Jr. and his wife Achsah (Andrews) settled in Pleasant Ridge, Maine soon after their marriage in Essex, Massachusetts in 1822. They were quickly surrounded by other Andrews family members—so many that the place was called "Andrews Plantation" in the 1830 census. We are fortunate to have an original letter sent to Levi and … Continue reading 1830 Letter to Andrews Family, from Essex MA to Pleasant Ridge ME

Andrews 1828 Grist Mill – Pleasant Ridge

Hidden in the woods south of Rowe Pond are the remaining stone structures that were part of a grist mill on Mill Stream. The site has captured the interest of many local historians. Among them are George Pratt, Glenn Wing, Robert Hunnewell, Allen Later, Lester Atwood, and Don Nodine, all of whom have visited the … Continue reading Andrews 1828 Grist Mill – Pleasant Ridge