Keywords: Maine Steamship Company
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Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Date: circa 1905
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1898
Media: Paint, canvas, cloth, wood
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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.
After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.
Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.
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… captained by William Allen, became the first steamship to carry passengers from Boston to Lubec, arriving to great fanfare.
Built in Bath, Maine in 1885 the Cumberland’s fate was a tragic one. The vessel continued its tri-weekly service to and from Boston until July 7…
… Company, which later became part of the Eastern Steamship Company, offered high class transportation to rusticators and others wishing to travel to…