Throwback Thursday: Presque Isle's Steamship

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In the 1870s, Presque Isle had it’s very own steamship.

That’s the subject of this week’s throwback Thursday.

Presque Isle’s Sydney Cook, better known as Presque Isle’s pirate, came up with the idea of the steamship after bringing home loot from the coast of California.

The treasurer for the Presque Isle Historical society says Cook returned home and used his money to create a steamship business.