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Historical Items (337)  |  Tax Records (1)  |  Exhibits (27)  |  Sites (19)  | 

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Item 21114

Title: Navy Yawl, Mt. Desert, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1943

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 67325

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

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston

Date: 1945

Location: Boston

Media: Photograph

Item 14414

Title: U.S. Navy letter concerning donation of items, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1918

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Item 86693

Address: Sleeping Quarters, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier

Use: Sleeping Quarters

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Exhibit

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

George Henry Preble, Portland, 1878

Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

Exhibit

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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Site

Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

Tate House Museum

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Site

Lilian Washburn with cow, Livermore, ca. 1900

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center

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Site

Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Store, 1882

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland

When Peleg Wadsworth built his house in 1785, what is now Congress Street in Portland was on the rural outskirts of the community known as Falmouth. The house passed on to other family members and Portland changed around what remained a family home until 1901, when it became a historic house museum.