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Item 61854

Albert Buswell telling about sheep shearing on Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: 1940 - 1949

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

Item 61848

Theo & Etta Buswell with sheep, Swan's Island, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1935

Location: Swan's Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 61851

Theo Buswell May talks about farm life, Swans Island, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1940

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

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Rockefeller Drive, Mt. Desert Island, ca. 1935

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

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Steamship

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

Island, now Bar Island, where they raised sheep and spun and wove their own wool. This was the family that owned the largest summer hotel in…

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Glooskap and Keanke spearing the whale

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… clothing at home, beginning with raising the sheep and then weaving the wool. They caught cod from small boats and salted it.

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Salem Towne Map, Mount Desert Island, ca. 1808

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Building Community and Commerce

Shipbuilding had started, of course, with the first settlers, who needed to get to the fishing grounds and to trade. The first island ship we know of…