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Historical Items

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Item 82349

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

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

Bed Wrench, ca. 1820

Contributed by: Davistown Museum Date: 1800 - 1840 Media: cast iron

Exhibits

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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.

Exhibit

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.

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One Hundred Years of Caring -- EMMC

In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… construction dictated a new solid brick tower, equipped with the most modern apparatus. Congress ordered, from France, a cast iron stairway and…

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 4 of 4

… Hall’s first words about these are “the only equipment used exclusively in a smokehouse.” The next sentence was an understatement: “A large number…

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Haystack Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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Story

Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.