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Contributed by: Stanley Museum
Date: circa 1925
Location: Boothbay Harbor
Media: Black & White Photograph
Title: Bar Harbor with War Ships
Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library
Date: circa 1910
Location: Bar Harbor
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Address: 91-97 Center Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Robert M Leach
Use: Shipping & Finishing
Address: 235-311 Forest Avenue, Portland
Owner in 1924: Winslow & Company
Use: Office - Shipping
Maine has a long history of boat and ship-building, spurred by the timber resources and the many sheltered ports along the coast. Shipping and trade were especially important in Maine in the 19th century.
The story of the capture of the British ship Margaretta by a group of Patriots in Machias on June 12, 1755 has taken on legendary proportions, some of them deserved, some exaggerated to improve the story and to move Machias more toward the center of the Revolutionary War narrative.
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.
A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.
The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.
The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.