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Item 6642

Cartoon of Northeast Boundary dispute

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1842

Location: Fort Kent

Media: Pen and ink on paper

Item 22489

Northern Maine boundary map, 1843

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1843

Media: Ink on paper; map

Item 6843

A map of the boundary line explored in 1817

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1817

Media: Ink and colored wash on paper

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Map of Maine, 1905

The Shape of Maine

The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.


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Shepard Cary, Houlton, 1805-1866

Shepard Cary: Lumberman, Legislator, Leader and Legend

Shepard Cary (1805-1866) was one of the leading -- and wealthiest -- residents of early Aroostook County. He was a lumberman, merchant, mill operator, and legislator.


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Draper's claim northeast of Bath, 1795

Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

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Map of Presque Isle, ca. 1870

Presque Isle: The Star City - History of Presque Isle

Harsh climate, boundary disputes, and isolation from markets deepened the frontier experience of settlers in northern Maine .

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Howard House, Bangor, 1869

Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… of Common Blood: A History of Maine's Northeast Boundary Dispute with Great Britain, 1783-1842. Bowie: Heritage Books, Inc. 1992. Print.

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Map of Cobscook Bay Area, 1881

Lubec, Maine - Lubec History

… British from 1814 until 1818 when the boundary dispute with the U.S. was finally settled, establishing the border between Canada and the U.S…