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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

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Item 86858

Office, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier

Use: Office

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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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Benedict Arnold

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.

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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

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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MMN Image 28119

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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Fales Edgarton House, Thomaston, ca. 1870

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…

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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