Maine & Maritime Canada Genealogy

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One of the towering figures of Charlotte County, N. B., history was the Reverend Duncan McColl, who settled there with the U. E. Loyalists and brought the Gospel to the other settlers. As a young man he served with the Argyll Highlanders and fought in the siege of what is now Castine, Maine. Kirk McColl in Saint Stephen was named after him. His life is fascinating, to me, at least, given that he kept the border folk from fighting each other in the War of 1812. I pulled together his autobiography, which was extracted from his journals and serialized in a mid-nineteenth century Methodist magazine. If you want to read it, and you have a Kindle, it's available on Amazon for 99¢, which is as cheap as I could make it. http://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Duncan-McColl-ebook/dp/B00IRRTUAY/ref...

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Comment by Kathleen Gallison Dunn on September 30, 2014 at 9:23pm

The book you want to read abut the fall of Eastport is Harold Davis's AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY ON THE SAINT CROIX, published originally in 1950 by the University of Maine press and brought out again in the 70s. I love that book. It's out of print, but some university libraries have it, and by looking around online I found a copy for $38 if you want to spring for it. My copy came from my Uncle Bim, Evans Hill, that is, who helped Professor Davis with some of the research. Here's the link: http://www.alibris.com/An-International-Community-on-the-St-Croix-1...

Comment by Pam Beveridge on September 30, 2014 at 2:10pm

Just bought it!  Will read it later tonight.  Wish I had known of it before the July 11-12, 2014 commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the capture of Eastport, Maine, by a British fleet.  Maybe for June 2018 when we do the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the return of Eastport to the United States.

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