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Historical Items

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Item 6897

Trolley cars, Lisbon Street, Lewiston

Contributed by: Lewiston Public Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Lewiston Media: phototransparency

Item 21263

Calais Street Railway cars, Calais, ca. 1900

Contributed by: St. Croix Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Calais Media: Photographic print

Item 26824

Portland & Yarmouth Street Railway carhouse, Portland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: 1937 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 70669

Car Inspectors Building, Preble Street Yard, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Car Inspectors Building

Item 36822

32 Clark Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Carl Ginsberg Use: Dwelling & Store

Item 84529

10 Bates Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John Wilkinson Use: Store


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A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.


Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.


Trolley Travel

Trolleys were the cleanest and most efficient means of mass transit Maine has ever known.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Cars, Model T

Cars and trucks are made differently. Cars and trucks are made more professionally, and they can be very luxurious.

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Seashore Trolley Museum

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

There were trolley cars running back and forth to Bangor, and steam-powered vessels departing regularly from the wharf on the Penobscot to Boston.

My Maine Stories

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Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast


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