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Historical Items

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Item 102242

John Hancock Wharf Museum, York, 1990

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1740 Location: York Media: Postcard

Item 10667

Wreck of the schooner Empress, Kennebunkport, 1891

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1891-10-28 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print

Item 10680

Schooner Julia Frances leaving the Kennebunk River, 1889

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1889 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print

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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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.

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Maine Maritime Museum

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Davistown Museum

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Penobscot Marine Museum

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