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Historical Items

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Item 15149

1912 Crane

Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum Date: 1912 Location: Seal Cove Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 7345

Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Augusta; Hallowell; St. Marks Media: Ink on paper

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Item 62157

Cranes working on bridge construction, Lubec, 1961

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1961-08-30 Location: Lubec; Campobello Island Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 82952

Crane property, S. Side Seeshore Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marguerite H. Crane Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 57926

Assessor's Record, 40 High Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Crane Company Use: Land only

Item 76735

60-78 St. John Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Crane Company Use: Wholesale Plumbing Supply

Exhibits

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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Baird's Quarry with crane, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72370 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Baird’s Quarry…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

Bridge Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by temporary…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Online Items Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by…

My Maine Stories

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Story

I work as a Journeyman Mechanic, or Millwright at Catalyst
by Linda Deane

Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.