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Item 35480

Ship’s compass, Lubec, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Location: Lubec Media: Compass

Item 14610

Surveyor's compass, Fort Kent, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Fort Kent Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Fort Kent Media: Metal, glass

Item 13932

Mariner's Compass, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1850 Media: Brass, glass, wood


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The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.


Memorializing Civil War Veterans: Portland & Westbrook

Three cemeteries -- all of which were in Westbrook during the Civil War -- contain headstones of Civil War soldiers. The inscriptions and embellishments on the stones offer insight into sentiments of the eras when the soldiers died.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Mathematician

Mathematician Mariner's Compass, 1791 Item 33918 infoJonathan Fisher Memorial, Inc. This mariner's compass was also a study project at…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Mariner's Compass, ca. 1850 Item 13932 infoMaine Historical Society The first record of the Perkins family of shipbuilders is…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

… Transportation Text by David Thibodeau Ship Compass, Islesboro, ca. 1940Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society SInce arriving in…

My Maine Stories

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An allegory about the Vietnam war
by Bill Hinderer

An allegory about my service in the Vietnam War


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima