They dug up hundreds of graves in the almshouse cemetery. The bones were trucked to a pit at Forest City Cemetery in South Portland.
Legend has it, the neighborhood kids were not kind to Crispus Graves and they would throw rocks at his horse when he passed by.
Until sometime this spring, you could see his vandalized, but still lovely headstone, in the Western Cemetery. It had a carved palette and paintbrushes on it.
The ship sank and all three were drowned. Stonehouse’s body washed ashore a few days later in Cape Elizabeth.
Captain Joseph Greenleaf was appointed the first keeper of Portland Headlight by George Washington. That must have been awesome, but the government stiffed Greenleaf for the first two years.
The victorious Enterprise towed the Boxer to Portland and both men were laid side by side, with great reverence, in the Eastern Cemetery.