Keywords: Atlantic Ocean
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Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum
Date: circa 1950
Location: Mount Desert; Bar Harbor
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: San Francisco; Halifax
Media: Ink on paper
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.
Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
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… on the direct western shores of the Atlantic ocean. The native Americans were the first to reach the summit of Green Mountain, taking the journey…
… other places on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. At the outbreak of the Civil War 1861, Agry retired.
From early April to late November, ocean-going vessels sailed up the Kennebec, forty-six miles from the open Atlantic, bringing Pennsylvania flour…