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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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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.


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.


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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Tate House Museum

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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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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.

My Maine Stories

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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