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Item 8856

Title: Sailing vessel OLYMPIC, Bath, 1892

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum

Date: 1892

Location: Bath

Media: black and white photograph

Item 10148

Title: Sailing lessons at Camp Runoia

Contributed by: Camp Runoia

Date: 1945

Location: Belgrade Lakes

Media: Photograph

Item 22693

Title: Sailing vessels in Portland Harbor, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1910

Location: Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 37310

Address: 158 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James H McDonald

Use: Store & Storage

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Sailmaker's roping palm, 1888

A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.


William Wong, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.


Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.