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Item 79502

Steamboats, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society

Location: Greenville

Media: Photographic print

Item 79446

Steamboats on Moosehead Lake, 1901

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society

Date: 1901

Media: Photographic print

Item 80786

Ship Yard Point, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Media: Photographic print

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Steamboats

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

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Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Steamboat Ticket, Lincoln, 1864

Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

It costs $2.00 to get to Lincoln on the steamboat. The steamboat is about the size of a train and it’s so crowded that you can’t move very much.

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Governor Bodwell Steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Ruth says of the steamboat schedule, “Life did revolve around it. And the storekeepers and the fishing community and the church…it was a close-knit…

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Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

With the development of Bar Harbor as a summer resort, and later the villages of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, the steamboats were essential in…