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Item 16460

Somes Sound Looking South

Contributed by: Southwest Harbor Public Library

Date: 1893-08-31

Location: Southwest Harbor; Southwest Harbor

Media: Photographic print

Item 21186

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1900

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photographic print

Item 78958

Somes Sound Schoolhouse, with students on front steps, ca. 1909

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photographic print

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Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


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Park Street, Portland, 1886

Most Inconvenient Storm

A Portland newspaper wrote about an ice storm of January 28, 1886 saying, "The city of Portland was visited yesterday by the most inconvenient storm of the season."


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Glooskap Setting His Dogs on the Witches, ca. 1884

Gluskap of the Wabanaki

Creation and other cultural tales are important to framing a culture's beliefs and values -- and passing those on. The Wabanaki -- Maliseet, Micmac, Passamaquoddy and Penobscot -- Indians of Maine and Nova Scotia tell stories of a cultural hero/creator, a giant who lived among them and who promised to return.

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Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Sounds

Hallowell Sounds Here are some interesting and exciting Hallowell Sounds. The Serenaders Stars Over Stevens ~ Listen to the singers from the Stevens…

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Back Powder Receipt

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

… small paving operation on the east side of Somes Sound at "The Sound" and purchased black powder from the Standard Granite Company at Hall Quarry.

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Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Permanent Settlement

Somes built a log cabin along the shore in what is now known as Somesville. Richardson built his home further down the shore near what is now called…

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Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick

A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey