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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 102856

Businessmen at the Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, ca. 1918

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize any of these men?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 102857

Executives at Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 13977

Russell Shipbuilding Company yard, Portland, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919 Location: Portland Media: Oil on canvas

Exhibits

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South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding

Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.

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Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Boats on Saco River, ca. 1917 Item 31751 infoMcArthur Public Library Between 1780 and 1874, more than 150 vessels were built on…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Schooner 'William Booth' on Saco River, ca. 1905 Item 27764 infoMcArthur Public Library Perkins and the other smaller…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Mariner's Compass, ca. 1850 Item 13932 infoMaine Historical Society The first record of the Perkins family of shipbuilders is…