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Item 1323

Title: Stephen Hall on Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-08-29

Location: Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 25164

Title: Receipt for Penobscot Expedition service, Falmouth, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-07-08

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

Item 9965

Title: Peleg Wadsworth letter on the Penobscot Expedition, 1779

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1779-08-13

Location: Castine

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

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.