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Item 79997

S.L.& S.J. RR locomotive on scow at Seboomook, Moosehead Lake

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Media: Photographic print

Item 81127

Side-wheeler Scow "Owl"

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society Date: 1890 - 1910 Location: Greenville Media: Photographic print

Item 27072

McLeod Scow, Islesboro, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1933 Location: Islesboro Media: Photographic print


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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.


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."


Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. 

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Historic Hallowell - Schooners, Steamers, Ships and Tankers

The scow schooner, which used a schooner rig on a flat-bottomed, blunt-ended scow hull, was popular in North America for coastal and river transport.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Water Transportation

Red Wing Scow, Islesboro, ca. 1933Item Contributed byIslesboro Historical Society In 1913, the Maine Legislature passed a law prohibiting the use of…

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

… sea beginning in 1882, later supplemented by auto scows, both suddenly obsolete the day the new bridge opened on August 13, 1962.