GARDINER , acity of Kennebec
See also:county, Maine, U.S.A., at the confluence of Cobbosseecontee
See also:river with the Kennebec, 6 m. below
See also:Augusta . Pop . (1890) 5491; (1900) 5501 (537
See also:born); (1910) 5311 . It is served by the Maine Central railway . The site of the city is only a few feet above
See also:sea-level, and the Kennebec is navigable for large vessels to this point; the
See also:water of the Cobbosseecontee, falling about 130 ft. in a mile, furnishes the city with
See also:good power for its manufactures (chiefly paper, machine-
See also:shop products, and shoes) . The city exports considerable quantities of
See also:lumber and ice . Gardiner was founded in 176o by Dr Sylvester Gardiner (1707–1786), and for a
See also:time the settlement was called Gardinerston; in 1779, when it was incorporated as a
See also:town, the founder being then a Tory, it was renamed
See also:Pittston . But in 1803, when that
See also:part of Pittston which
See also:lay on the W.
See also:bank of the Kennebec was incorporated as a
See also:separate town and new
See also:life was given to it by the
See also:grandson of the founder, the
See also:present name was adopted . Gardiner was chartered as a city in 1849 . The town of Pittston, on the E. bank of the Kennebec, had a population of 1177 in 1900 .
JAMES GARDINER (1688-1745)
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