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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

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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Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

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.


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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.


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Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

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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Garrison Cove Marker on Black Point Road in Scarborough

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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'Melissa Trask,' 1884

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 Shipbuilding Co. crew in front of  'Jere G. Shaw,' 1918

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…