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Item 14278

Fire Extinguisher

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Bangor

Media: Mental and wood

Item 98785

Red Comet fire extinguisher grenade with wall mount holder, Waldoboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1900

Location: Waldoboro

Media: glass, metal, chemicals

Item 98612

Pyrene fire extinguisher, Waldoboro, 1953

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: 1953

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Brass

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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.


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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

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.


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Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Waldo Street, Rumford, ca. 1920

Western Maine Foothills Region - Fires in Rumford

Waldo Street AreaWaldo Street Fire slide show The Waldo Street Fire was, and still is, Rumford’s most serious fire.

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The State of Maine, No. 3, Thomaston, Maine c 1870

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison Fires - 1849 to 1924

… and many worked with fire fighters in helping to extinguish the flames. No escapes were made. The State of Maine, No.

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Life on a Tidal River - The War Effort

… supplied the water for the city of Bangor, were extinguished, and the tower itself was camouflaged with drab olive paint.