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Historical Items

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Item 35320

Restored Bellarmine Stoneware Jug, Bristol, 1610

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: 1610 Location: Bristol Media: Redware

Item 20301

Society of Colonial Wars, Portland, 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1903-06-26 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 9568

King's Pine Journal, Brunswick, 1768

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: 1768 Location: Brunswick Media: paper, ink

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Exhibits

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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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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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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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford

III. An undercurrent of danger: Colonial Biddeford Copy of Major Phillips sale of lands to Richard Russell, Biddeford, 1673Item Contributed…

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Tate House Museum

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Francis Spencer

… employees in conducting 4,039 experiments over a period of nine years, and finally the first Vellux blankets were produced just before Christmas in…