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Located on E side of the St. John River, 1.29 km E of Prince William
: Queensbury Parish
, York County
: PO 1853-1914: in 1866 Bear Island was a farming community with about 86 resident families, including 11 Hagerman and 10 Ingraham families: in 1871 the community and surrounding district had a population of 250: in 1898 Bear Island had 1 post office, 1 store, 1 hotel, 2 churches and a population of 150: PO Upper Bear Island
1908-1914: Bear Island was covered by water when the Mactaquac Dam was constructed.
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