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Item 50307

HMS Calcutta Naval Vessel, Casco Bay, Portland, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1920

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

Item 11555

Ships in harbor, Kittery Navy Yard, 1868

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1898

Location: Kittery; Portsmouth

Media: Photographic print

Item 8814

Destroyer U.S.S. MADDOX (DD-731) under way

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum

Date: 1944

Location: Bath

Media: Photographic print

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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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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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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

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 Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

Two months later what is presumed the first naval battle of the Revolution occurred in Machias when townspeople fired on the British schooner…

Site Page

Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

On August 13, 1779, American and British naval forces clashed, and the Americans suffered a crushing defeat.

Site Page

Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

Yeaton, America’s first commissioned naval officer, was sent to the Passamaquoddy region, charged with curtailing the growth of smuggling there.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne


Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII