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Historical Items

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Item 102276

Young men wanted for U.S. Navy World War I poster, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Media: Ink on board

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Item 21114

Navy Yawl, Mt. Desert, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 67325

'USS Braine,' Boston Navy Yard, 1945

Contributed by: National Archives at Boston Date: 1945 Location: Boston Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86693

Sleeping Quarters, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Sleeping Quarters

Exhibits

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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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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Tate House Museum

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Beniah Harding

… the Great Depression, and his enrollment in the Navy. Transcription of Clip 1: This is Aaron Maxwell at Ben Harding’s place at 3:05 on the 5th of…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Bangor Cornet Band member, 1864

… long frock coat & pants cap about way between a navy and a fighting man pants trimmed with gold cordon the seems The coat of arms on the front of…

My Maine Stories

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How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

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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

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In the midst of the tragedy of war, there are humorous moments
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25

Never leave beer with the PBRs