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Historical Items

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Item 76328

Canoes on Pleasant Lake, Stetson, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society Date: circa 1909 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print

Item 15343

Canoes, Maine woods, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Lantern slide

Item 80729

Wabanaki guides with canoes, Bar Harbor, 1881

Contributed by: Abbe Museum Date: 1881 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Stereograph

Tax Records

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Item 85596

316-328 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stroudwater Canoe Company Use: Storage for canoes

Item 98954

1929-2013 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company Use: Canoe House & Office

Item 85597

Assessor's Record, 316-328 Westbrook Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stroudwater Canoe Company Use: Store and Restroom

Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.

Site Pages

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865

Canoe race, Kenduskeag Stream, Bangor, 1865 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description In the evening after…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years Text by Kate Webber Images from the Swan's Island Historical Society Carrying Place X…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Indians & Rusticators Indian Encampment Album

1893 Item 80755 infoAbbe Museum Miniature Canoe Joseph Nicholas, Passamaquoddy ca. 1893 Birch bark, cedar, spruce root, ash

My Maine Stories

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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

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Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by
by Randy Randall

Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

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I have thought about Vietnam almost every day for 48 years
by Ted Heselton

Working as a heavy equipment operator in Vietnam