d the building adjoining were occupied by Mrs. Porter's son, George W. Porter, who was a trader, dealing in dry goods, groceries, hardware, farming tools, liquors, powder, salt, etc. Mr. Porter succeeded his father in the business.
A very large willow tree projecting over the street stood directly in the sidewalk near the southerly line of the Porter property.
A dock from the river that ran parallel with Main street extended as far as Mr. Porter's premises, and probably in former years Porter's store had trade by water.
George W. Porter was the first organist at the First Church (Unitarian). He was town treasurer for many years.
The four estates between Porter's and the river extended to this dock.
Capt. Clisby, pilot, kept his sloop there.
Cargoes of cord wood for the brick yards would occasionally be discharged there.
The ruins of the old Bishop distillery were on the east side of the dock.
John Bishop (son of John and Mary Holmes) ran a fleet of fishing vessels which