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Item 8814

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

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum

Location: Bath

Media: black and white photograph

Item 38995

Title: Military enlistees, Blue Hill, 1864

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library

Date: 1864-08-30

Location: Blue Hill

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Item 67325

Title: 'USS Braine,' Boston Navy Yard, 1945

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1945

Location: Boston

Media: Photograph

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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.

Exhibit

British Naval and Merchant Telescope, ca. 1850

Women, War, and the Homefront

When America entered the Great War in 1917, the government sent out pleas for help from American women, many of whom responded at the battle front and on the home front.

Exhibit

John Monroe Dillingham, Freeport, ca. 1861

War Through the Eyes of a Young Sailor

Eager to deal with the "Sesech" [Secessionists], young deepwater sailor John Monroe Dillingham of Freeport enlisted in the U.S. Navy as soon as he returned from a long voyage in 1862. His letters and those of his family offer first-hand insight into how one individual viewed the war.