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Keywords: Cumberland County Power and Light Company

Historical Items

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Item 74442

Cumberland County Power and Light employees, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Media: Photographic print

Item 74749

Cumberland County Power & Light crew, Portland, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 74746

Forest Avenue power station interior, Portland, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 74580

Assessor's Record, Conduits House, Hooper Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company Use: Conduits House

Item 74582

Storehouse, Hooper Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company Use: Storehouse

Item 78307

29-33 Union Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cumberland County Power & Light Company Use: Electric Building

Exhibits

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Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

Exhibit

In Time and Eternity: Shakers in the Industrial Age

"In Time and Eternity: Maine Shakers in the Industrial Age 1872-1918" is a series of images that depict in detail the Shakers in Maine during a little explored time period of expansion and change.

Exhibit

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

The Gazetteer of Maine, 1882 reported: “The tide power privilege available at North Lubec is equaled by very few on the entire coast.