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Item 21233

Wood shovel, New Sweden, ca. 1890

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: New Sweden Media: wood, iron

Item 10460

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad steam shovel

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1935 Media: Photographic print

Item 13380

Steam-powered shovel, Portland Company

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Student Exhibit: Ice Harvesting

Ice Harvesting was a big industry on the Kennebec River. Several million tons of ice could be harvested in a few weeks. In 1886 the Kennebec River topped the million ton on ice production.


The Arrival of Winter

The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.


High Water

Melting snow, ice, warmer temperatures, and rain sometimes bring floods to Maine's many rivers and streams. Floods are most frequent in the spring, but can occur at any season.

Site Pages

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Buttons

She used her shovel to dig, and tenderly placed a bulb. A shiny glint caught her attention. A button! What would this be doing in the soil? It must…

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Lubec, Maine - The Blizzard of '34 - Page 1 of 2

… to call out all available men in town to help shovel the streets.” On Tuesday 40 high school boys assisted 100 men.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 2 of 4

… in a long stove, using odd pieces of discarded shovel blocks.” Everyone used the same long-handled dipper to drink from the pail of fresh water.

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.