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Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum
Location: Seal Cove
Media: Metal and Rubber
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Augusta; Hallowell; St. Marks
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Location: Lubec; Campobello Island
Media: Photographic print
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Owner in 1924: Marguerite H. Crane
Use: Summer Dwelling
Owner in 1924: Crane Company
Use: Land only
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.
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.
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.
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Extra quarry pictures Baird's Quarry with crane, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72370 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Baird’s Quarry…
Bridge Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by temporary…
Online Items Steam crane works on skeleton of new iron bridge, Strong, ca. 1922 Item 68684 infoStrong Historical Society Supported by…
My Maine Stories Showing 1 of 1 View All
by Linda Deane
Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.