Updated by Douglas Kimmel, who has heard or played the organ. Douglas Kimmel also listed this individual as a source of information: William F. Czelusniak.
It was reported by Stoddard Smith (of Mount Desert, ME) that the organ was relocated from the Bangor Symphony House (Northern Conservatory of Music, affiliated with the Bangor Symphony) to Sonogee Estates in Bar Harbor after the Conservatory was closed in 1972. The organ was found in Hancock, ME, by the Rev. Philip Devenish, one-time pastor of the Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, and he arranged the donation from the family of Edward Steinbach (1887–1984) who had a residence on Hancock Point, ME. Stoddard Smith restored and installed the instrument in the Church in 1988. Additional tonal work was performed by Ed Mickey, Skowhegan, ME in 1992.
Identified through online information from Ron Schwizer. -- I am a parishioner and current Vice President of our Church, who learned of the details of the organ's acquisition from a former minister who is still a member of our community. After the organ was removed from the Bangor Symphony House (Bangor, Maine) following its closing in 1972, it went to a private residence in Hancock, Maine. When this home went up for sale, the owners donated it to our church, where it was refurbished and installed in 1988.
Updated through online information from Ron Schwizer -- Relocated first to a private residence, then to Union Congregational Church of Hancock, UCC, Hancock, Maine in 1988.
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