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Historical Items

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Mystery Corner Item

Item 102856

Businessmen at the Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, ca. 1918

Mystery Corner Item Do you recognize any of these men?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 102857

Executives at Cumberland Shipyard, South Portland, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic Print

Item 9436

Contract for shipbuilding, Samuel M. Knight, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854-02-13 Location: Falmouth Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

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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.

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William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Fire at Marblehead Boatyard, Biddeford, 1965 Item 31103 infoMcArthur Public Library Biddeford remained home to skilled…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Coal docks, Factory Island, Biddeford, ca. 1912 Item 27760 infoMcArthur Public Library The vessels being built along the Saco…

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Historic Hallowell - Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding Jordan Gardner, Nick Hanley & Grant Bowen Shipbuilding Hewing Axe, Shipyard. Hallowell, ca.