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Item 7714

Downeast Maine weir

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Eastport Media: Photoprint

Item 80280

Letter to Sarah Tarbox Greenleaf from brother Valentine, Lubec, 1852

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee Date: 1852 Location: Westport Island; Lubec; Brooksville Media: ink on paper

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Item 37253

American Can plant demolition, Lubec, 1995

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: 1995 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print


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John Dunn, 19th Century Sportsman

John Warner Grigg Dunn was an accomplished amateur photographer, hunter, fisherman and lover of nature. On his trips to Ragged Lake and environs, he became an early innovator among amateur wildlife photographers. His photography left us with a unique record of the Moosehead Lake region in the late nineteenth century.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.


A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - A Real Downeast County Fair

A Real Downeast County Fair Collaboratively written by The Bay School's eighth grade: Noah Cimeno, Aphelion Crampton, Alexander Heilner, Loriman…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Blue Hill Spearheads Development on the Downeast Coast

Blue Hill Spearheads Development on the Downeast Coast One of the last places on the Maine coast to be settled by the English was the Penobscot Bay…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Learn More

Prins, Downeast Press, 2009. Canoe Indians of Down East Maine, by William H. Haviland, The History Press, 2012.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast