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Historical Items

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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

Item 17521

Weapons depot, Brunswick Naval Air Station, ca. 1943

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

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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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.

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Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

Site Pages

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Porter Memorial Library

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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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.

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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.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Growing up in Lewiston
by Kathy Becvar

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

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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