1689Siege of Pemaquid took place during King William’s War.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, State Events, Indigenous People's History

The Siege of Pemaquid was an attack on English colonists by the French with a large band of Abenaki warriors on the northernmost border of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (present-day Maine). The border of Massachusetts moved south to Falmouth, Maine as a result, and colonists from Northern Maine relocated to Essex County, including Gloucester, considered a militarily advantageous location.

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