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Maine Newspapers and Magazines Published in 1886
Name
Content
PublisherDate of Issue
Ambassador, The
Religious
2d Congregational Church
Portland
Monthly
American Sentinel
Republican
E. Upton & Son
Bath
Thursday
American Home Magazine
Family Reading
H. Hallet & Co.
Portland
Monthly
Aroostook Herald
Independent
The Herald Company
Presque Isle
Thursday
Aroostook Pioneer
Family and News
W. S. Gilman & Son
Houlton
Tuesday
Aroostook Republican
Republican
S. W. Matthews
Caribou
Wednesday
Aroostook Times
Family and News
Theodore Cary
Houlton
Thursday
Bangor Commercial
Democratic
J. P. Bass & Co.
Bangor
Friday
Bangor Commercial
Democratic
J. P. Bass & Co.
Bangor
Daily
Bangor Historical Magazine
Historical
J. W. Porter
Bangor
Monthly
Bangor Whig and Courier
Republican
Boutelle & Burr
Bangor
Friday
Bangor Whig and Courier
Republican
Boutelle & Burr
Bangor
Daily
Bates Student, The
Literary
Bates College Students
Lewiston
Monthly
Bath Daily Times
Republican
E. Upton and Son
Bath
Thursday
Bath Independent
Independent
Charles D. Clarke
Bath
Saturday
Biddeford Daily Journal
Republican
C. H. Prescott
Biddeford
Daily
Biddeford Journal
Republican
C. H. Prescott
Biddeford
Friday
Biddeford Weekly Times
Independent

Biddeford
Wednesday
Bowdoinham Advertiser
Local News
S. D. Thorn
Bowdoinham
Friday
Bowdoin Orient
Literary
Bowdoin College Students
Brunswick
Semi-monthly
Bridgton News, The
Independent
H. A. Shorey
Bridgton
Friday
Brunswick Telegraph
Independent
A. G. Tenney
Brunswick
Friday
Bucksport Clipper
Local News
F. K. Smith
Bucksport
Thursday
Calais Advertiser
Republican
John Jackson
Calais
Wednesday
Calais Times
Democratic
Whidden & Rose
Calais
Thursday
Camden Herald, The
Republican
Camden Publishing Co.
Camden
Friday
Canton Telephone
Local News
E. N. Carver
Canton
Thursday
Cape Elizabeth Sentinel
Local News
J. H. & F. H. Harford
Cape Elizabeth
Friday
Christian Mirror
Congregational
Rev. I. P. Warren
Portland
Saturday
Clinton Advertiser
Local News
B. T. Foster
Clinton
Semi-monthly
Colby Echo
Literary
Colby University Students
Waterville
Monthly
Courier-Gazette, The
Independent
Porter & Fuller
Rockland
Tuesday
Daily Evening Times
Republican

Biddeford
Daily
Dexter Gazette
Local Interests
M. F. Herring
Dexter
Friday
Dirigo Rural
Agricultural
D. M. Hall
Bangor
Saturday
Eastern Argus
Democratic
John M. Adams & Co.
Portland
Daily
Eastern Argus
Democratic
John M. Adams & Co.
Portland
Thursday
Eastern Argus
Democratic
John M. Adams & Co.
Portland
Tues., Thurs., Sat.
Eastern Star, The
Local News
W. Lester Watson
Kennebunk
Friday
Eastern State, The
Local Interests
Eastern State Pub. Co.
Lincoln
Thursday
Eastport Sentinel
Republican
N. B. Nutt
Eastport
Wednesday
Ellsworth American
Republican
Hancock Publishing Co.
Ellsworth
Thursday
Evening Express
News
Laughlin & Melvin
Portland
Daily
Fairfield Journal
Local News
E. P. Mayo
Fairfield
Thursday
Farm and Hearth
Agriculture
P. O. Vickery
Augusta
Monthly
Farmington Chronicle
Republican
C. W. Keyes & Co.
Farmington
Thursday
Floral Friend, The
Family Reading
O. W. Hammond
Sanford
Monthly
Franklin Journal, The
Republican
Journal Newspaper Co.
Farmington
Saturday
Golden Moments
Family Reading
True & Co.
Augusta
Monthly
Gospel Banner
Universalist
Mead & Vickery
Augusta
Thursday
Hallowell Register
Independent
W. F. Marston
Hallowell
Saturday
Happy Hours
Family Reading
Hill & Co.
Augusta
Monthly
Herald and Record
Local News
Dunbar Brothers
Damariscotta
Thursday
Home Farm
Agricultural
S. L. Boardman & Co.
Augusta
Thursday
Home Journal
Family Reading
E. W. Morrell
Gardiner
Wednesday
Home Mission Echo, The
Baptist
Mrs. Anna S. Hunt
Augusta
Monthly
Horse-Breeder's Monthly
Horse Interests
J. W. Thompson
Canton
Monthly
Illustrated Family Herald
Family Reading
True & Co.
Augusta
Monthly
Illustrated Household Magazine, The
Family Reading
George Stinson & Co.
Portland
Monthly
Industrial Journal, The
Industrial
Journal Publishing Co.
Bangor
Friday
Kennebec Journal
Republican
Sprague & Son
Augusta
Daily
Kennebec Journal
Republican
Sprague & Son
Augusta
Wednesday
Kennebec Reporter
Local News
Caldwell, Landers, & Co.
Gardiner
Saturday
Labor Advocate
Labor
D. W. Smith
Lewiston
Thursday
Ledger, The
Local Interests
H. A. & G. W. Poole
Mechanic Falls
Thursday
Le Messager
French Interests
E. Provost, Varnier, & Co.
Lewiston
Thursday
Lewiston Gazette
Democratic
Calvert & Waldron
Lewiston
Friday
Lewiston Journal
Republican
Nelson Dingley, Jun., & Co.
Lewiston
Friday
Lewiston Evening Journal
Republican
Nelson Dingley, Jun., & Co.
Lewiston
Daily
Lilluputian, The
Local News
Charles E. Emerson
Wiscasset
Saturday
Lincoln County News
Local News
Samuel L. Miller
Waldoborough
Friday
Live-Stock Monthly
Stock and Poultry
Live-Stock Publishing Co.
Portland
Monthly
Machias Republican
Republican
C. O. Furbush
Machias
Saturday
Machias Union
Democratic
Drisco & Parlin
Machias
Tuesday
Madison Bulletin
Local News
E. A. Merriman
Madison
Thursday
Maine Farmer
Agricultural
Badger & Manley
Augusta
Thursday
Maine Sentinel
Democratic
John Hanscom
Biddeford
Wednesday
Maine State Press
Republican
Portland Publishing Company
Portland
Thursday
Maine Temperance Record
Temperance
Brackett & Co.
Belfast
Monthly
Masonic Token
Masonic
Stephen Berry
Portland
Quarterly
Monson Weekly Slate
Local News
F. K. Smith
Monson
Wenesday
Mount Desert Herald
Independent
Mount Desert Pub. Co.
Bar Harbor
Friday
New Age, The
Democratic
Plaisted & Morton
Augusta
Friday
News and Journal, The
Local News
W. H. Furlong
South Berwick
Thursday
News, The
Local Interests
R. A. Carver
Livermore Falls
Thursday
North-East, The
Episcopal
Hoyt, Fogg, & Dunham
Portland
Monhly
North Star, The
Greenback
F. G. Parker & Co.
Presque Isle
Saturday
Odd Fellows' Register and Masonic Journal
Societies
W. H. Smith
Portland
Monthly
Our Home and Fireside Magazine
Family Reading
H. Hallett & Co.
Portland
Monthly
Oxford County Advertiser
Local News
F. W. Sanborn
Norway
Friday
Oxford Democrat
Republican
Atwood & Forbes
Paris
Tuesday
People's Illustrated Journal
Family Reading
George Stinson & Co.
Portland
Monthly
People's Literary Companion
Literary
E. C. Allen & Co.
Augusta
Monthly
Phillips's Phonograph
Local News
N. C. Brackett
Phillips
Friday
Piscataquis Observer
Independent
Edes & Barrows
Dover
Thursday
Pittsfield Advertiser
Independent
O. S. Haskell & Son
Pittsfield
Thursday
Portland Daily Advertiser
Republican
State Publishing Association
Portland
Daily
Portland Weekly Advertiser
Republican
State Publishing Assoc'n
Portland
Saturday
Portland Daily Press
Republican
Portland Publishing Co.
Portland
Daily
Portland Globe, The
Independent
George B. Bagley
Portland
Saturday
Portland Herald, The
Temperance
Herald Publishing Co.
Portland
Saturday
Portland Sunday Times
Independent
Giles O. Bailey
Portland
Sunday
Portland Transcript
Literature and News
Elwell, Pickard, & Co.
Portland
Wednesday
Progressive Age, The
Democratic
William M. Rust
Belfast
Thursday
Pythian Herald, The
Pythian Interests
J. F. Chute
Portland
Monthly
Richmond Bee, The
Local News
Ray Thompson
Richmond
Friday
Republican Journal, The
Republican
Republican Journal Pub. Co.
Belfast
Thursday
Riverside Messenger, The
Literary

Augusta
Monthly
Rockland Free Press
Republican
Edwin Sprague
Rockland
Wednesday
Rockland Opinion
Democratic
Robbins & Otis
Rockland
Friday
Sanford Herald
Local News
T. P. James
Sanford
Schooldays
Educational
D. H. Knowlton & Co.
Farmington
Monthly
Sea Breeze, The
Seaside News
Brackett & Co.
Belfast
Saturday
Sea-Shell, The
Beach News

Old Orchard
Daily in Summer
Seaside Oracle, The
Beach News
Herald Office
Bar Harbor
Daily in Summer
Somerset Reporter
Republican
J. O. Smith
Skowhegan
Wednesday
Springvale Advocate
Local News
F. H. Dexter
Springvale
Friday
Summer Rambler, The
Beach News
Mrs. C. S. Hamilton
Old Orchard
Daily in Summer
Sunday-school Reporter
Sunday Schools
Hoyt, Fogg, & Dunham
Portland
Quarterly
Thomaston Herald
Democratic
J. S. Hodgdon
Thomaston
Thursday
True's Illus. Mag. and Home Companion
Family Reading
True & Co.
Augusta
Monthly
Vickery's Fireside Visitor
Family Reading
P. O. Vickery
Augusta
Monthly
Waterville Mail
Independent
Wing & Wing
Waterville
Friday
Waterville Sentinel
Local News
O. G. Hall & Son
Waterville
Thursday
Watson's Illuminator
Humorous
Will H. Watson
Biddeford
Monthly
Westbrook Chronicle
Local News
Marcus Watson
Saccarappa
Friday
Wilton Record
Local News
R. A. Merrow
Wilton
Wednesday
Winthrop Banner
Family Reading
E. R. Packard
East Winthrop
Semi-monthly
Winthrop Budget
Local News
John A. Stanley
Winthrop
Saturday
Union Advocate
Democratic
Albert Moore & Son
North Anson
Wednesday
Up-River News
Local News
F. K. Smith
Lincoln
Friday
Zion's Advocate
Baptist
Rev. Henry S. Burrage
Portland
Wednesday

From "Gazeteer of the State of Maine", by George J. Varney, B. B. Russel, Printers, Boston, MA, 1886. Transcribed and reformatted 1998 by Dana Edgecomb
Standish, Maine US GenWeb Host.


Varney seems to have missed
Name
Content
PublisherDate of Issue
Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder
Historical
S. M. Watson
Portland
Quarterly


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