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Item 7476

Title: Instruction from Henry Clinton to British troops, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-04-15

Location: Thomaston

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7475

Title: Henry Clinton letter on Penobscot River fort, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-04-13

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7478

Title: John Campbell to Henry Clinton about capture of Peleg Wadsworth

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1781-03-15

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.