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Item 102139

Corrections to "Account of the Great Conflagration in Portland, July 4th, & 5th, 1866," April 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1866-07-04

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on Paper

Item 40437

Deering High School Annex, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: circa 1915

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 1152

Great Conflagration in Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1866-07-04

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

Water Witch, Waldoboro, ca. 1838

Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.

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Ruins of Grafton Lumber Co., Biddeford, 1963

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… of local citizens were drawn to watch the conflagration. The police departments of both Biddeford and Saco were busy securing the perimeter of the…

Site Page

Fire at Marblehead Boatyard, Biddeford, 1965

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… Fire Department officially labeled the origins of the fire as unknown, following the investigations into the cause of the conflagration.

Site Page

Ruins of Somesville neighborhood fire, Saco, 1908

Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

By the time the conflagration was finally stamped out, thirty-one buildings, twelve million feet of lumber and two tenement buildings were reduced to…