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Historical Items

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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

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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

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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.

Exhibit

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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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

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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

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…

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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

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Story

The Journey Home
by Gina Brooks

I am a Maliseet artist from the St. Mary’s First Nation, my work is about our connection to the land

Story

One View
by Karen Jelenfy

My life as an artist in Maine.

Story

How to prepare "Paquet de poisson a la vapeur"
by Titi de Baccarat

Making Gabonese cuisine in Portland Maine