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Historical Items Showing 3 of 95 View All

Item 10737

Portland-Monson Slate Company hoist

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 78760

Slate Quarry Hoist, Monson, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

Item 10750

Man in hoist box

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: 1880 - 1943

Location: Monson

Media: Postcard

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Item 54325

Assessor's Record, 235-311 Forest Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Winslow & Company

Use: Clay Hoist

Item 37234

25-31 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: W.L. Blake & Co.

Use: Warehouse & Machine Shop

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Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Flood in Mechanic Falls, ca. 1896

High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

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John Merrill and son, Edwin, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.

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International Truck with Barrel Grapple, Littleton, 1945

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 11 of 13

This truck has a hydraulic hoist. It is located behind the backboard at the center of the body. The truck on the left has an electric hoist.

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Loading Potato Barrels, Presque Isle, 1976

Presque Isle: The Star City - Harvesting Potatoes - Page 8 of 13

The man operating the hoist would toss grapples onto a barrel on the ground. He would push a button on the loader grip to run an electric motor that…

Site Page

Ship at Crotch Island

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… was 90 feet long 48 feet its head 30 feet and the hoist 62 feet. There were about thousand yards of duck in this one sail.

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Aroostook Potato Harvest: Perspective of a Six Year Old

by Phyllis A. Blackstone


A child's memory of potato harvest in the 1950s