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History

Thousands of Years of History

History

Thousands of Years of History

History

Weirs Beach has an interesting history which can be explored by visitors:

  • Indian habitation for thousands of years
  • Early discovery and colonization in the 1600’s
  • Development as a tourist resort in the late 1800’s
  • Picturesque 1900-era Victorian buildings

Visit us to find out more about Weirs Beach’s fascinating history.

Colorized engraving below from an 1855 issue of Ballou’s Pictorial magazine, depicts fishing at the Weirs Channel as it was practiced before and after white settlement of the area. Before settlement, there was a short waterfall at the Channel; afterwards, a miller’s dam. Drawn five years prior to the Civil War, the sentiment of the North,”In Truth Is Our Trust • In Union Our Strength”, is well expressed here.