Pull and Be Damned Point
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Sailing around the tip of Henderson's Point  1905 / Strawbery Banke ArchiveStrawbery Banke Presents
HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #56

Henderson’s Point disappeared in a hellish explosion on July 22, 1905. The $749,000 man-made explosion, many years in the planning, removed a dangerous spit of land jutting into the Piscataqua. The first photo shows the Kittery, Maine point. The second was taken 10-minutes after the explosion when 340-feet of land had been blown away.

 

 

 

Beofre the explosion, looking toward Kittery. ME / Strawbery Banke Photo

SEE photo of the actual EXPLOSION

Immediately after the July 22, 1905 explosion/ Strawbery Banke Archive

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
(c) Strawbery Banke Museum . All rights reserved

BONUS DETAILS
Closeups of second photo taken after the explosion

Witnesses in Kittery just after the explosion / Strawbery Banke Museum

Boats exmining debris from explosion / Strawbery Banke Museum