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Item 10023

Leather fire bucket, Thomaston, 1793

Contributed by: Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum Date: 1793 Location: Thomaston; Thomaston Media: Leather

Item 79508

Fire Bucket from the Androscoggin No. 2, Topsham, 1850

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1850 Location: Topsham Media: Metal, paint

Item 14271

1900 Rubber Bucket

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Bangor Media: Rubber


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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


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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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing…

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

… Hallowell Union Fire Club Union Fire Club, Fire Bucket, Hallowell, 1805Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The Union Fire Club of…

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Historic Hallowell - Keeping Us Safe: Fire Department and Police Force

Later, the fire department added hand tubs to the roster which put out fires quicker and more effectively.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast