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Historical Items

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Item 100303

Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: circa 1690 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

Item 25455

Cushing's Island, Casco Bay, 1887

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: 1887 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 103925

Aerial view of Peaks Island, 1935

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1935-10-22 Location: Portland; Portland Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 83972

Casco Bay Wharf Co. property, Trefethen, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Bay Wharf Co. Use: Wharf

Item 89273

Casco Bay Lines property, Cleaves Landing, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Bay Lines Use: Waiting Room

Item 83977

Casco Bay Wharf Co. property, Trefethen Landing, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Casco Bay Wharf Co. Use: Waiting Room

Exhibits

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Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague 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.

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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.

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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

… were bought by the government, hauled into the Casco Bay, and sank in the harbor as protection of enemy subs.

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Our Shared History - Page 1 of 4

King's Highway MarkerItem Contributed byCumberland Historical Society English Settlers Arrive In the mid-1630s William Royall moved to the Casco Bay

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Cumberland Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Starting Chebeague Island Oyster Company
by Caitlin Gerber

Farming oysters in Casco Bay