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Keywords: Down Easters

Historical Items

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Item 26297

Baring Brothers Launch, Thomaston 1877

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1877 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 27830

Schooner Ella M. Willey, Thomaston, 1891

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1891 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 79934

Rumford Point Ferry, Rumford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Rumford Media: Postcard

Exhibits

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Edward O'Brien moves to Thomaston - 1850s

… and barges to full-rigged ships called Down Easters. The Honorable Edward O’Brien and Captain Samuel Watts were two of the most successful shipyard…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

… and Captain Samuel Watts produced several Down Easters, a practical replacement for the clipper ships.

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Church on the Hill

All the girls were adorned in new Easter hats and pretty dresses that were beautifully puffed out with crinoline petty coats underneath; the boys…