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Item 74759

Maine Yankee reactor pit construction, Wiscasset, 1968

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Photographic print

Item 74758

Maine Yankee brochure, Wiscasset, 1975

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1975

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Ink on paper

Item 29361

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant pamphlet, ca. 1967

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1967

Location: Wiscasset

Media: Ink on paper

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Maine Yankee, Wiscasset, 1987

Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

John Martin: Expert Observer - Thieves in Bangor, ca. 1865

5 is a companion of John Thomas (also an Irish Yankee), No. 6 is Cornelius Driskill, "a dirty ragged full blooded Irish scoundral;" No.

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Gorham L. Boynton, Bangor, ca. 1867

John Martin: Expert Observer - Gorham L. Boynton, Bangor, ca. 1867

… up in the principles of reducing our enterprising yankees to a serfdom is more than any man can solve.

Site Page

John Martin backbend, Bangor, 1844

John Martin: Expert Observer - "Representing every particular:" John Martin's Reflections, Illustrations, and Commentary - Page 2 of 2

… to his vitriol about houses of ill repute, "Irish Yankees," and rowdy, ill-behaved soldiers. He closed his own store, probably in 1866, and worked…

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Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm

by Randy Randall


Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.