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Historical Items

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Item 27104

Governor Brann Ferry, Islesboro, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Islesboro Media: Postcard

Item 10526

Governor King monument, Bath, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1903 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 98691

Ferry 'Governor Douglas,' Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Essex; Boothbay Harbor; Port Clyde; Monhegan; Boothbay Media: Glass Negative

Exhibits

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John Hancock's Relation to Maine

The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

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Maine Politicians, National Leaders

From the early days of Maine statehood to the present, countless Maine politicians have made names for themselves on the national stage.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Women's Firsts

Women's Firsts Text by Candis Joyce Photos courtesy of the Swan's Island Historical Society As in many rural towns and villages, island women’s…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Lincoln Block

… collectors was William King, also the first governor of Maine. A customs collector has an office at a frontier where the customs duty on imports is…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… and C .W King, the son of William King, the first governor of Maine. Before 1852 , King's home was at the site of the Customs House.