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Item 40275

Dry dock, South Portland, ca. 1900

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

Item 54902

Schooner 'Bowdoin' in drydock, South Portland, 1921

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1921 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 9462

F.E. Stanley on the Squirrel Island Pier

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1912 Location: Southport Media: Photographic print


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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Expands - 1805 to 1846

Paine did an extensive business in the lumber trade between here and Liverpool and other foreign ports, his ships returning with salt, coal, dry

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

Beginnings Dock at Northeast Harbor, ca. 1903Item Contributed byJesup Memorial Library Daniel Kimball opened and operated the first store, and…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

… and night soil off of the Commercial Street docks into the Fore River. In 1878, Portland passed an ordinance prohibiting residents from emptying or…

My Maine Stories

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists
by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman