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Title: Linseed oil container
Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society
Date: circa 1930
Location: New Sweden
Title: Sperm Oil Lamp, ca. 1790
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Date: circa 1790
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Address: 31-37 W. Commercial Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Co.
Address: 491-503 Fore Street, Portland
Owner in 1924: Standard Oil Company
Use: Filling station
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.
A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.