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Historical Items

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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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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 <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.


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."


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.

Site Pages

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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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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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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…

My Maine Stories

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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


The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life