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Item 82021

Ice Breaking, Lewiston Canal, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1900

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 23130

Reclaiming ice, Presque Isle, 1962

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society

Date: 1962

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photographic print

Item 21185

Steamer Samoset Breaking Ice at Sullivan Harbor

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1890

Location: Sullivan

Media: Postcard

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Park Street, Portland, 1886

Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."


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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


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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.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - A Walk On The Streets During The Ice Storm

A Walk On The Streets During The Ice Storm A Walk On The Streets During The Ice Storm Written By Wesley Lapointe and Sam Day Glistening beauty on…

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Ice Storm, Second Street, Hallowell, 1998

Historic Hallowell - Day 3 - Page 1 of 2

Repairing power lines, fixing the poles, and toughing out the cold. They worked their hardest without a break.

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Ice Storm, Academy St., Hallowell, 1998

Historic Hallowell - Days 6 & 7

… Library The Devastation of the 1998 Hallowell Ice Storm The Ice Storm of 1998 left a huge trail of destruction in its wake.

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Catching live bait with Grandfather

by Randy Randall

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