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Item 16383

The Steam Ship Horatio Hall

Contributed by: Stanley Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 34504

Freight Yard on the Penobscot River, Bangor, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1901 Location: Bangor Media: Offset Print

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Ship Yard Point, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Media: Photographic print


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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


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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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

By the 1870s, sixty-five trains a day transported passengers and freight in and out of Portland and through Scarborough.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 1 of 4

… sixty-five trains a day brought passengers and freight in and out of Portland, many through Scarborough.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

The Seawind carried passengers and freight, and the Quarry Wharf became a social center at landing time when islanders gathered to exchange news and…

My Maine Stories

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The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey