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Item 1323

Stephen Hall on Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-08-29

Location: Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 25164

Receipt for Penobscot Expedition service, Falmouth, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-07-08

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

Item 9964

Peleg Wadsworth letter about Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-08-14

Location: Castine; Castine; Castine

Media: Ink on paper

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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

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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Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Letter from POW camp, 1944

Prisoners of War

Mainers have been held prisoners in conflicts fought on Maine and American soil and in those fought overseas. In addition, enemy prisoners from several wars have been brought to Maine soil for the duration of the war.

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Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Historical Overview

The Penobscot Expedition, as it came to be known, remained the worse worst American naval defeat until the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - IV. Transitions and troubles: Private enterprise shoulders an island’s needs

… to go to a store or something it was like a major expedition. So I was not taken around to play with other kids in Minturn or something like that…

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1794 map of Farmington

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Brief History

The failure of the American expedition to the Penobscot in 1779 was a costly one. The lumber trade, which had been the prinicipal means for…