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Item 15149

Title: 1912 Crane

Contributed by: Seal Cove Auto Museum

Date: 1912

Location: Seal Cove

Media: Metal and Rubber

Item 7345

Title: Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1835-11-18

Location: Augusta; Hallowell; St. Marks

Media: Ink on paper

Item 62157

Title: Cranes working on bridge construction, Lubec, 1961

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1961-08-30

Location: Lubec; Campobello Island

Media: B&W Polaroid photograph

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Item 82952

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

Owner in 1924: Marguerite H. Crane

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 57926

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

Owner in 1924: Crane Company

Use: Land only

Item 76735

Address: 60-78 St. John Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Crane Company

Use: Wholesale Plumbing Supply

Exhibits Showing 3 of 6 View All

Exhibit

Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1915

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.

Exhibit

Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

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.

Exhibit

Pejepscot dam structure, Topsham, 1893

Powering Pejepscot Paper Co.

In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.

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Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Ox Cart at N.W. Marston's Store, South Lubec, ca. 1880

Lubec, Maine

A history of the easternmost town in Maine as created by the Lubec Historical Society, Lubec Consolidated School, Lubec Landmarks, and Lubec Memorial Library. Exhibits include the sardine and herring industries, the Sardine Queen, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the 1911 Centennial Celebration, the S. S. Cumberland Steamer, the gold hoax, an important community quilt, a tragic boating accident, and the blizzard of 1934, among others.

Site

Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.