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Ice Breaking, Lewiston Canal, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: Photographic print

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Reclaiming ice, Presque Isle, 1962

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

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Steamer Samoset Breaking Ice at Sullivan Harbor

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Sullivan Media: Postcard


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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."


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 <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


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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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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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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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.

My Maine Stories

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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.