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Historical Items

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Item 19141

Fire watchman camp, Tumbledown, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: 1915-08-16 Location: T5 R6 BKP WKR Media: Photographic print

Item 19143

White Cap Mountain fire lookout camp

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: T7 R10 NWP Media: Photographic print

Item 19134

Fire lookout and camp, Schoodic Mountain, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Maine Forest Service Date: circa 1920 Location: T9 SD Media: Photographic print


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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


Cooks and Cookees: Lumber Camp Legends

Stories and tall tales abound concerning cooks and cookees -- important persons in any lumber camp, large or small.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor Man Rats Out Brady Gang - Page 1 of 2

… Goods sold a variety of equipment, including camping supplies, sports equipment and guns.Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Shep was…

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Life on a Tidal River - Three Civil War Letters - Page 3 of 4

… 1862Item Contributed byBangor Historical Society Camp near Potomac Creek Va. March 23 1863 Dear Mother Last nights Mail brought the ever welcome…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… their own property, built family cottages and “camps,” and the Ryder’s cove summer community began, with people travelling from as far away as…

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman