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Item 76138

British racer, 1971 World Cup, Sugarloaf

Contributed by: Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Club through Ski Museum of Maine

Date: 1971

Location: Carrabassett Valley

Media: Photographic print

Item 20344

Germanic, White Star Line, ca. 1885

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1885

Location: New Sweden

Media: Photographic print

Item 101279

Oliver Wolcott on welfare of family, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1777

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1777-04-23

Location: Philadelphia; Litchfield

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.

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Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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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.

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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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

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SEE NOTE Detail of USGS Topographical Map of Bath,  2000

Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… with the West Indies, France and Great Britain. Among the prominent entrepreneurs of this time was newcomer William King, who built a home on…

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Henry Knox Baker, Hallowell, ca. 1900

Historic Hallowell - Initiative and Self-Improvement

… with politics? (No) Was the late war between the United States and Great Britain beneficial to the former? (No) The next step in our journey.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII