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Item 27831

Ship Frank F. Curling, Thomaston, 1878

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1878 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 17271

Nameplate from the S.S. Lillian Nordica

Contributed by: Nordica Memorial Association Date: 1944 Location: Farmington Media: metal

Item 103812

General Adolphus Greely and daughter, Wiscasset, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1923-06-22 Location: Wiscasset Media: Glass Negative


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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

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.


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.


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.

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Historic Hallowell - Shipping

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…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Ship Captains

Hallowell Ship Captains John Agry, Sea Captain, Hallowell, ca. 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library Captain John Agry was born in 1763.

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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…

My Maine Stories

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler


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


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life