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Keywords: Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Historical Items

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Item 5335

Brunswick and Topsham, ca. 1730

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1730 Location: Brunswick; Topsham Media: ink on paper

Item 4316

Map of J. Robinson lot, Topsham, 1761

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1761 Location: Topsham Media: ink on paper, col.

Item 35320

Restored Bellarmine Stoneware Jug, Bristol, 1610

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

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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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.

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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.