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Item 76138

Title: British racer, 1971 World Cup, Sugarloaf

Contributed by: Ski Museum of Maine

Date: 1971

Location: Carrabassett Valley

Media: Black and White Photograph Print

Item 20344

Title: Germanic, White Star Line, ca. 1885

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1885

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photograph

Item 7190

Title: Daniel Webster, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1820

Media: Engraving

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Benedict Arnold

Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.