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Historical Items

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Item 80737

Life Saving Station, Biddeford Pool, ca. 1917

Contributed by: An individual through Biddeford Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 17950

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Facility, Searsport, ca. 1990

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1990 Location: Searsport Media: Photographic print

Item 54915

The schooner 'Bowdoin' at sea, 1934

Contributed by: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center Date: 1934 Media: Photographic print


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Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.


Harry Lyon: An Old Sea Dog Takes to the Air

Through a chance meeting, Harry Lyon of Paris Hill became the navigator on the 1928 flight of the Southern Cross, the first trans-Pacific flight. His skill as a navigator, despite his lack of experience, was a key factor on the flight's success.


This Rebellion: Maine and the Civil War

For Mainers like many other people in both the North and the South, the Civil War, which lasted from 1861-1865, had a profound effect on their lives. Letters, artifacts, relics, and other items saved by participants at home and on the battlefield help illuminate the nature of the Civil War experience for Mainers.

Site Pages

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Lubec, Maine - The Lighthouse at West Quoddy Head

… and iron framework was transported across the sea and up the tower. Assembled in place in 1857, the latest lamp using “modern” proprietary fuel oil…

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Lubec, Maine - Klondike: Lubec's Gold from Sea Water Hoax

Sources Bangs, Carrie, “Klondike: The Gold from Sea Water Story Promoted by the Electrolytic Marine Salts Company at North Lubec, Maine”, Lubec…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

… Thomaston in a book entitled “A Town that Went to Sea.” The moniker is most fitting for this tranquil coastal village - a village that might never…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast