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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1917
Media: Ink on board
Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum
Date: circa 1943
Location: Mount Desert
Media: Photographic print
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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.
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.
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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… 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…
… 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…
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by Joy Asuncion
My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII
by Roger Ek, Seawolf 25
Never leave beer with the PBRs