Keywords: Ship carving
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.
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.
Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."
… wherever there was a small field of stone to be carved by an individual. These were named for their characteristic of “moving” whenever the rock…
Allen’s special talent was the carving of ships’ figureheads. The family of Allen and Charity (Pierce) Drew included five sons, three of whom were…