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Historical Items (1891)  |  Tax Records (17)  |  Exhibits (27)  |  Sites (6)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 1891 View All

Item 9611

Title: Ship's receipt, Antwerp

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Location: Antwerp

Media: Ink on paper

Item 18918

Title: Theodore Barrell letter on shipping interests, 1783

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1783-04-12

Location: Boston; York; Boston; York

Media: Ink on paper

Item 9612

Title: Receipt from Rising Sun, Doel, Belgium, 1860

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society

Date: circa 1860

Location: Doel

Media: ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 17 View All

Item 86872

Address: Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier

Use: Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal

Item 86130

Address: Storage, Browns Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Ship Ceiling

Use: Storage

Item 37235

Address: 23-31 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: William J Foley

Use: Office

Exhibits Showing 3 of 27 View All

Exhibit

Boxer and Enterprize

Enemies at Sea, Companions in Death

Lt. William Burrows and Commander Samuel Blyth, commanders of the USS Enterprise and the HMS Boxer, led their ships and crews in Battle in Muscongus Bay on Sept. 5, 1813. The American ship was victorious, but both captains were killed. Portland staged a large and regal joint burial.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Raleigh Gilbert, Popham Colony, ca. 1607

Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Sites Showing 3 of 6 View All

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.

Site

Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.

Site

View of cars coming to Surry, 1917

Surry by the Bay

The Downeast community's history as presented by a broad-based team of representatives from Surry Elementary School and Surry Historical Society. Topics covered include the Surry Opera House and Surry Playhouse, the Surry Village School and education over time in the community, sawmills, and early property owner Phebe Fowler. Students scanned and transcribed a large number of the items digitized for the project.