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Item 15057

Moulding Plane

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1800 - 1840 Location: Bangor Media: Beech, steel blade

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Planes taking on fuel, Old Orchard Beach, 1924

Contributed by: Old Orchard Beach Historical Society Date: 1924-09-06 Location: Old Orchard Beach; Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

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Rabbet Plane

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1720 - 1800 Location: Winthrop Media: Beech wood


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We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.


A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Site Pages

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 3 of 4

… days of aviation when it was quite common for planes to take off and land on the beaches. The seven-mile stretch of beach from the easterly tip of…

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

Finally, the logs were dried, planed, and shipped to the market. Stickney & Page Dam, Cascade, Hallowell, 1871Item Contributed byHubbard Free…

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


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey