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Item 61854

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

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: 2010

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

Item 61848

Title: 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: black and white photograph

Item 61851

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

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: 2010

Location: Swans Island

Media: mp3

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

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.

Site

Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay

A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.