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Contributed by: Stanley Museum
Date: circa 1925
Location: Boothbay Harbor
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library
Date: circa 1910
Location: Bar Harbor
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Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier
Use: Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal
Owner in 1924: Portland Ship Ceiling
Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.
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… Ships 'Katherine May,' Hampden, 1919 Item 28033 infoHampden Historical Society
Ships The schooner Victory, Hampden, ca. 1898 Item 28115 infoHampden Historical Society
Every time they got a new shipping material(another item) the captain would write it all down in his captains log which contains the item, how much…
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 8 View All
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25
Never leave beer with the PBRs
by Cyrene Slegona
Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.