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Item 82349

Title: Corkscrew end of iron 'worm' tool, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Cranberry Isles

Media: Iron

Item 82350

Title: Brass candle spike, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

Date: circa 1850

Location: Cranberry Isles

Media: Metal

Item 14457

Title: Bed Wrench, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum

Media: cast iron

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Exhibit

Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

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.

Exhibit

Preble House, Great Cranberry Island, ca. 1895

Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.