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The Penobscot Expedition 1779

  • Route 1 Bucksport, ME 04416

The largest combined infantry-naval operation undertaken by the American colonists during the Revolution met with disaster along this waterway. Two thousand colonials failed to capture Fort George at Castine with its contingent of 750 British land troops, 3 sloops and 4 transports. The Americans burned or sank almost 40 of their own vessels as far north at the City of Bangor as they fled the site of their attack.