Old Tillson Avenue Watering Trough Dedication

Date: Tuesday September 18th 2018 at 11am

Location: Wastewater Treatment Plant, Tillson Ave. – Rockland, ME

Cost: FREE!

Members of the Rockland Historical Society will dedicate the Old Tillson Avenue Watering Trough in the small park in front of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, on Tuesday, September 18, at 11 am. The old watering trough was originally located in the middle of Tillson Avenue in front of the St. Clair and Allen Candy Company (now Gemini Marine Products). It was one of four fountains throughout downtown Rockland to water the thirsty horses hauling lime rock to the kilns along the harbor.

Come and join the two horses and two of the folks who grew up playing in the fountain, as we share the history of the watering trough and thank the staff of the F.J. O’Hara Co. who restored it, and the staff of the Wastewater Treatment Plant who installed it.