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Historical Items

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Item 74737

Gulf Island Dam and hydro station construction, ca. 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1926 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 74735

Interior of Gulf Island hydro station, ca. 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1927 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

Item 4030

Gulf Island Station plans, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1925 Location: Greene Media: paper

Exhibits

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George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

Exhibit

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

With the many varieties of fish available in the Gulf of Maine and the surrounding waters, island fisherman caught the stock that was most plentiful…

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

The Bay of Fundy, the Maine coast, and even the Gulf of St. Lawrence were fishing grounds for the rest of the season.

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