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Historical Items

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Item 99324

Launching of schooner "Theoline #1," Belfast, 1900

Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Belfast Media: Photographic print

Item 10715

Lavinia Campbell launching, Kennebunkport, 1883

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1883 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print

Item 10631

Launching of the schooner Charles B. Wiggin, Kennebunk, 1917

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1917 Location: Kennebunk Media: Photographic print


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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.


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.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… three-masted ship from Bermuda, and at its re-launch it was the largest vessel launched in Biddeford since the "Jere G. Shaw" in 1917.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… for a prominent businessman of Biddeford, was launched November 16, 1918. She had four masts, was 193 feet long, 36 feet wide, and 15 feet deep.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… shipyard on the Saco (and certainly the one that launched the most sizeable vessels) was that of brothers Edmund and Elisha Perkins.

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima