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Historical Items Showing 3 of 355 View All

Item 21146

Linseed oil container

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: New Sweden

Media: wood

Item 16477

Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1790

Media: pewter

Item 18743

Silver plated brass oil lamp, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1890

Location: Houlton

Media: brass, silver, glass

Tax Records Showing 3 of 29 View All

Item 53878

Assessor's Record, 491-503 Fore Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Company

Use: Filling station

Item 67856

1-5 Ocean Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Company

Use: Filling station

Item 37454

31-37 W. Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Co.

Use: Storage

Exhibits Showing 3 of 28 View All

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Reading room at Eastern Fine, Brewer, 1919

Eastern Fine Paper

The paper mill on the Penobscot River in South Brewer, which became known as Eastern Fine Paper Co., began as a sawmill in 1884 and grew over the years as an important part of the economy of the region and a large presence in the landscape. Its closing in 2005 affected more than the men and women who lost their jobs.

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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.

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Schooner Viking, ca. 1885

The Irish on the Docks of Portland

Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.

Site Pages Showing 3 of 122 View All

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Johnson's Island, Swan's Island, ca. 1950

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was pressed.

Site Page

Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

… that for years and years after the medicinal fish oil factory closed for business, people could still smell the cod liver oil as you got near…

Site Page

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - I. Canoes and Clamshells: The Pre-European Settlement Years

… site to hunt seal and porpoises for skins and oil, as well as to gather sea fowl eggs, sweet grass, clams and lobsters. As Dr.

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All

Story

Service in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan by MAJ Adam R. Cote

by Adam R. Cote


Military Service has had a deep impact my life

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR