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Historical Items

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Item 98768

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: 1962-02-22 Location: Waldoboro Media: Photographic print

Item 98793

Face Mask, Waldoboro, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1960 Location: Waldoboro Media: rubber

Item 98783

Gay Block fire of 1962, heavy smoke, Waldoboro

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: 1962-02-22 Location: Waldoboro Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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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.

Site Pages

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Millinocket Fire Department

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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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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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there. The second fatality was John Scribner, a 70 year old cobbler, who was killed at…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast

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We will remember
by Sam Kelley

My service in the Vietnam War

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima