Photo 18-FSA-13

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Looks to be 20 Club Road in the Small Point Club area of Phippsburg, Maine.

The former Manley Breck house now owned by Elena VanderVort

Yes Elena, but the former owner was Chase Mellen Jr. my great uncle (Uncle Junie) to my generation, and his wife Sarah. Elena sold the house last year to the McLaughlins. Junie and Manley Breck were first cousins.

The cottage was built for Governor Joseph Robinson Bodwell in 1884. Bodwell and Melville Spinney (who owned the Percy Cottage) purchased a large track of land at Small Point together possibly with the intention of developing a large summer colony “Cliffstone.” On the Point. Governor Bodwell died in 1886, and the property was inherited by his son, Joseph Fox Bodwell. He sold to a Colonel B.F. Watson from New York. Watson died in 1905 and the house remained in the family of his wives - he married two members of the McLanathan family. His second wife was I believe the niece of thick first Mrs. Watson. Subsequent McLanathan fsmily ,e, red sold to Julie Mellen in 1945. Elena Vandervoort purchased the house in 1980 and sold it to the McLaughlins in 2020. The Manley cottage was to the south of this house.

The cottage was built for Governor Joseph Robinson Bodwell in 1884. Bodwell and Melville Spinney (who owned the Percy Cottage) purchased a large track of land at Small Point together possibly with the intention of developing a large summer colony “Cliffstone.” On the Point. Governor Bodwell died in 1886, and the property was inherited by his son, Joseph Fox Bodwell. He sold to a Colonel B.F. Watson from New York. Watson died in 1905 and the house remained in the family of his wives - he married two members of the McLanathan family. His second wife was I believe the niece of thick first Mrs. Watson. Subsequent McLanathan fsmily ,e, red sold to Julie Mellen in 1945. Elena Vandervoort purchased the house in 1980 and sold it to the McLaughlins in 2020. The Manley cottage was to the south of this house.

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