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Historical Items

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Item 17452

Castine Harbor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Castine Media: Postcard

Item 44480

'Salute to Castine,' Castine, 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1896 Location: Castine Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6357

Harbor shore, Castine, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1891 Location: Castine Media: Ink on paper

Exhibits

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Indians, Furs, and Economics

When Europeans arrived in North America and disrupted traditional Native American patterns of life, they also offered other opportunities: trade goods for furs. The fur trade had mixed results for the Wabanaki.

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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Lt. Charles Bridges: Getting Ahead in the Army

Sgt. Charles Bridges of Co. B of the 2nd Maine Infantry was close to the end of his two years' enlistment in early 1863 when he took advantage of an opportunity for advancement by seeking and getting a commission as an officer in the 3rd Regiment U.S. (Colored) Volunteers.

Site Pages

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Wilson Museum

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Blue Hill, Maine - Brooksville to Castine Ferry, 1907

Brooksville to Castine Ferry, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A ferry boat that traveled from Brooksville to…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Liz, widow Clark, Bangor, 1848

… Description Liz, about 20, and widow Clark from Castine, about 25, appeared in Bangor in the winter of 1848.