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Item 19236

John G. Dillingham to wife, September 28, 1865

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society

Date: 1865

Location: Freeport; Baltimore

Media: paper

Item 11605

John Davison letter from Puerto Rico, 1844

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1844-02-01

Location: Augusta

Media: Ink on paper

Item 11607

John Davison letter from Veracruz, Mexico, February 17, 1846

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1846-02-17

Location: Augusta; Veracruz

Media: Ink on paper

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Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Capt. MacMillan's departure, Wiscasset, 1925

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.

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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.

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'Melissa Trask,' 1884

Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… byMaine Historical Society Shipbuilding Seafaring enterprises played a major role in Surry's economy during the nineteenth century.

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - -Across the Sea- a history through transportation

… bySwan's Island Educational Society What is life like on a Maine island? What sort of person chooses to place six miles of water between…

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Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Resources

Print. Thorndike, Virginia. Islanders Real Life on the Maine Islands . Downeast Pub., 2005. Print. http://www.seacoastmission.org Many thanks to our…