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Sea Scouts clean historic headstones in Lewiston Cemetery

by jmaloni

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Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:25 pm
Boatswain's mate Nate Burgin (standing) and Sea Scout Lucas Bell (kneeling) were part of Sea Scout Ship 1812's community service activities in the Lewiston cemetery.
Boatswain's mate Nate Burgin (standing) and Sea Scout Lucas Bell (kneeling) were part of Sea Scout Ship 1812's community service activities in the Lewiston cemetery.

Local Sea Scouts from Ship 1812 spent the later part of the summer cleaning headstones in Lewiston Cemetery. It was all a part of a community service project to preserve the information about the people buried on site. 

Six members of the troop used nylon bristle brushes and wooden paint stir sticks to clean dirt, moss and lichen of the gravestones.

Lewiston Cemetery has been a burying ground since the earliest days of the village. There are veterans from every American war up through Vietnam in the cemetery. It's also the resting place for Benjamin and Agnes Barton, Josiah Tryon, Catherine Hustler, and others who helped shape Lewiston's past.

The Historical Association of Lewiston charters Ship 1812.

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