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Item 71948

Plea for return of skiff, New Orleans, 1862

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1862

Location: New Orleans

Media: Ink on paper

Item 20376

Frank Pettengill and Trixie, Harraseeket River, Freeport, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Freeport Historical Society

Date: circa 1920

Location: Freeport

Media: Photographic print

Item 101370

Andrew Peterson sculling, Monhegan, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Monhegan Museum

Date: circa 1885

Location: Monhegan

Media: Photographic print

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Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?


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Brig. Gen. George F. Shepley, ca. 1863

George F. Shepley: Lawyer, Soldier, Administrator

George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement Photograph of a portrait of Colonel James Swan, 1795 X The beginnings of European…

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Pine Point Boatyard, Scarborough, 1928

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Boat Building: Lobster Boats and Skiffs Dory with Twin Girls, Scarborough, ca. 1905Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…

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 Lobster Trap Branding Iron, 1961

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

The peapod was a large double-ended skiff later adapted for use with an outboard motor. By 1910 engines began replacing sails and oars in lobster…