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Title: Sebago Boat, ca. 1880
Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society
Date: circa 1890
Media: Elm and cedar shakes
Title: Boats, Greenville
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
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Address: Chester Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Devisees of John N. Long
Use: Garage & Boat House
Address: 240 Franklin Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Back Bay Motor Boat Club
Use: Club House
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.
Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.
Herring and sardines, small herring, were once an important part of the Maine economy. Smoked or salted herring provided an important food source before refrigeration and sardine canning was equally prominent along the Maine coast.
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.
A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.