Port Clyde, Maine

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Port Clyde is the southernmost settlement on the St. George peninsula in central/coastal Maine and part of the town of St. George in Knox County, Maine, United States.

In the 19th century, Port Clyde became a busy port featuring granite quarries, tide mills for sawing timber, and shipbuilding and fish canning businesses. By the 20th century, the area attracted artists and writers.[1] The Country of the Pointed Firs was written by Sarah Orne Jewett in St. George.[2]

Port Clyde's harbor was originally known as Herring Gut.[3] Marshall Point – site of the Marshall Point Lighthouse– is Port Clyde's southernmost extremity. This lighthouse is the one to which Tom Hanks ran in the 1994 film Forrest Gump[4]



  1. ^ Marshall Point Light history
  2. ^ Marshall Point Light history
  3. ^ Marshall Point Light history [1]
  4. ^ Curtis, Wayne; Tom Seymour (2006). Maine: A Guide to Unique Places. Globe Pequot. pp. 97–98. ISBN 0-7627-4053-1. 
  5. ^ "President Bush Phones Chief Justice John Roberts at Hospital". Fox News (July 31, 2007).
  6. ^ Harkavy, Jerry (July 31, 2007). "Roberts Won't Be Billed for Ambulance", The Washington Post.
  7. ^ "Kenneth Noland, Abstract Painter of Brilliantly Colored Shapes, Dies at 85". New York Times (January 6, 2010).

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Coordinates: 43°55′38″N 69°15′10″W / 43.92722°N 69.25278°W / 43.92722; -69.25278