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Item 7372

Bill of lading for slave, 1719

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1719 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 27790

John Bailey to Edward E. O'Brien, Thomaston, 1861

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1861-03-22 Location: Thomaston; Owens Ferry Media: Ink on paper

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Item 26389

Schooner <em>Edna Hoyt</em>, Thomaston, circa 1920

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print


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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

She traveled to Barbados on her first voyage and was owned in Biddeford for several years. She made several voyages to the West Indies, but was then…