Ocean Bank was founded in 1854 in Kennebunk, Maine. This model ship was built and held at its headquarters at some point in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Today it sits in the bank’s lobby at the 325 State St. Corporate Headquarters. It’s an astoundingly detailed little boat that I take for granted when I walk past it 10x a day, and only thought about it when I overheard a customer admiring it this afternoon. The bank’s got a lot of history, but still not nearly as much as Portsmouth itself. New England is old and dense, two features which have in large part spared seacoast NH of the economic woes of overbuilding and the urban sprawl of Florida and California, among others.
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