Fort William Henry - Colonial Pemaquid

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A ghost is said to live at this popular historic tourist attraction. In 1696, Native American Chief Taukolexis was said to be hanged here at the fort. Locals say that his ghost now resides in the tree from which he was hanged. His spirit also is said to appear as a white glow near the fort’s front gate.

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Geographic Information

Colonial Pemaquid Road
West of New Harbor, Maine
United States

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43.87908119999999, -69.52124650000002
Lincoln County, Maine
Nearest Towns:
South Bristol, ME (2.2 mi.)
Bristol, ME (5.5 mi.)
Boothbay, ME (5.6 mi.)
Boothbay Harbor, ME (5.6 mi.)
Southport, ME (7.3 mi.)
Edgecomb, ME (7.7 mi.)
Westport, ME (9.4 mi.)
Bremen, ME (9.6 mi.)
Damariscotta, ME (10.6 mi.)
Newcastle, ME (10.8 mi.)


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