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Item 35320

Title: Restored Bellarmine Stoneware Jug, Bristol, 1610

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: 1610

Location: Bristol

Media: Redware

Item 20301

Title: Society of Colonial Wars, Portland, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1903-06-26

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 9568

Title: King's Pine Journal, Brunswick, 1768

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: 1768

Location: Brunswick

Media: paper, ink

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Exhibit

Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

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.

Exhibit

Map of J. Robinson lot, Topsham, 1761

Settling along the Androscoggin and Kennebec

The Proprietors of the Township of Brunswick was a land company formed in 1714 and it set out to settle lands along the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers in Maine.

Exhibit

Iron axe head, Auburn, ca. 1700

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.