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Historical Items

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Item 17521

Weapons depot, Brunswick Naval Air Station, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1943 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 17515

Naval Air Station Operations Office, Brunswick, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 17514

WAVES, Brunswick Naval Air Station, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86858

Office, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Office

Exhibits

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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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Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Greenleaf Cilley

… York in October 1846, and he was ordered to the Naval academy in Annapolis, Maryland. While stationed aboard the Battleship “Ohio”, he participated…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - U.S. Flagship Hartford

Haze Gray & Underway - Naval History and Photography. 01 May 2009 <http://www.hazegray.org/danfs/gunboats/kennebec.txt>.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… to the navy headquarters and inquired about a naval commission, and they told me all the things I had to do, like taking physical and mental tests…

My Maine Stories

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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

Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

Growing up in Lewiston in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Moving from Washington to Maine with the Navy
by Tom Jarvis

Maine's forests, mill history, and volunteer work keep me here