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Item 18637

Title: Higgins Cottage

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1925

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Photograph

Item 18928

Title: Ullikana Cottage

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1920

Location: Bar Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 15822

Title: Rosemary Cottage, Eliot, ca. 1900

Contributed by: William Fogg Library

Date: circa 1900

Location: Eliot

Media: Postcard

Tax Records Showing 3 of 50 View All

Item 89891

Address: Maggi property, E. Side Cottage Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Georgia M Maggi

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89890

Address: Sterling property, E. Side Cottage Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Philena Brunett Sterling

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 89886

Address: Sterling property, E. Side Cottage Road, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Quincy M. Sterling

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 15 View All


Girls playing basketball, Naples, ca. 1930

Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.


Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Poland Spring House, 1889

Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Sites Showing 3 of 13 View All


Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay

A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.


Fifth Maine Regiment Veteran Reunion, Peaks Island, 1912

Fifth Maine Regiment Museum

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


Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.