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Item 9436

Title: Contract for shipbuilding, Samuel M. Knight, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1854-02-13

Location: Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 15052

Title: Framing Chisel

Contributed by: Davistown Museum

Location: Cherryfield

Media: forged iron and steel

Item 10679

Title: Schooner Savannah and builders, Kennebunkport, 1901

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum

Date: 1901

Location: Kennebunkport

Media: Photograph

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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.


King Tavern and Customs House, Bath, ca. 1910

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.


Potato pickers, Caribou, ca. 1930

Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.