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Item 36583

Ship Builders trade banner, Portland, 1841

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1841 Location: Portland Media: Oil on linen

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Item 28631

The Schooner "Pendleton Sisters", Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Islesboro Media: Photographic print

Item 10679

Schooner Savannah and builders, Kennebunkport, 1901

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: 1901 Location: Kennebunkport Media: Photographic print


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Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.


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.


A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Historical Overview - Page 2 of 4

… distinguished citizen, merchant, farmer, and ship builder. Three of his children became major public figures.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

The yard goods sold at the store he operated at Newbury Neck came from Boston, New York and other ports in ships which Coggins owned.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

… Public Library Following the war a handful of builders produced few ships in Biddeford, and there seemed to be only one major shipbuilder…