Jewett Brochure 12a. Capt. Samuel W. Rice House, 151 Main Street
A map of 1856 indicates this was the home of packet captain Samuel W. Rice, who lived from 1784 to 1858. He was probably Sarah Orne Jewett's great uncle, is buried in the Portland Street Cemetery near author's family, and would have helped inspire her many stories about sea captains.
--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.