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Item 43217

Sailboat and Bangor's skyline, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Bangor

Media: Glass Negative

Item 21170

International One Design Sailboats Racing off Northeast Harbor, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1948

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photographic print

Item 42453

Sailboat in Transition, Pushaw Lake, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Media: Glass Negative

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Steamboats

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Grand Falls Expedition party, Labrador, 1891

Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador

"The Bowdoin Boys" -- some students and recent graduates -- traveled to Labrador in 1891 to collect artifacts, specimens, and to try to find Grand Falls, a waterfall deep in Labrador's interior.

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Donald Bryant on the Tartan

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

Eventually, the Rockefeller's marine possesions included several motor boats and sailboats.

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Ship Compass, Islesboro, ca. 1940

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

… of all sizes and types, from rowboats and small sailboats, to fishing boats were used for this purpose.

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Dedication of monument to Blue Hill's founders, 1910

Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

Some of the early sailboats were named the Thistle, the Troubadour, and the Indra. Rusticators often went on hikes and after dinner excursions.