Keywords: Maine's First Ship
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At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.
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.
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.
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Every time they got a new shipping material(another item) the captain would write it all down in his captains log which contains the item, how much…
Hallowell Ship Captains John Agry, Sea Captain, Hallowell, ca. 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Captain John Agry was born in 1763.
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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by Earlene Chadbourne
Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR
by Vera Cleaves
West Point during World War II