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Item 27104

Title: Governor Brann Ferry, Islesboro, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Islesboro

Media: Postcard

Item 10526

Title: Governor King monument, Bath

Contributed by: Patten Free Library

Date: circa 1903

Location: Bath

Media: Photographic print

Item 98691

Title: 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

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King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.


Hannibal Hamlin, 1860

Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill

2009 marked the bicentennials of the births of Abraham Lincoln and his first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin of Maine. To observe the anniversary, Paris Hill, where Hamlin was born and raised, honored the native statesman and recalled both his early life in the community and the mark he made on Maine and the nation.