Muscle Ridge Shoals Township
Knox County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 8 June 2017)


Postmarks from Muscle Ridge Shoals Township include:
Hurricane
Hurricane Island



Hurricane Island


1875 February 26:
   Hurricane Island post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1880:
   “A visitor to Hurricane Island in 1880 would arrive by steamboat, walk up the solid granite wharf by a large shed built for storing coal and wood, by the post office, Fulton’s Market and the [Hurricane Island Granite Co.] company store.” (source: p. 47 of Tombstones and Paving Blocks: The History of the Maine Granite Industry by Roger L. Grindle. 1977. Courier-Gazette, Inc.; Rockland, Maine)

1917 April 30:
   Muscle Ridge Shoals Township post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)