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Historical Items (1932)  |  Tax Records (17)  |  Exhibits (69)  |  Sites (41)  | 

Historical Items Showing 3 of 1932 View All

Item 9496

Title: Tall Ships Moored at Boothbay Harbor, ca. 1920s

Contributed by: Stanley Museum

Date: circa 1925

Location: Boothbay Harbor

Media: Black & White Photograph

Item 19107

Title: Bar Harbor with War Ships

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 51426

Title: Ships in Saco River, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Date: circa 1890

Location: Saco

Media: photograph

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 69 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

Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

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.

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.

Sites Showing 3 of 41 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.