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Keywords: Summer Houses

Historical Items

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Item 7584

Frank Swan's Summer Camp Ca. 1905

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1905 Location: Madison Media: Photographic print

Item 98692

Summer cottages at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Boothbay; East Boothbay; Ocean Point Media: Glass Negative

Item 27014

Bay View House Booklet, Islesboro, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on Paper

Tax Records

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Item 76984

16 Summer Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bartley Crowley Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 76987

18 Summer Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Bartley Crowley Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 76992

25 Summer Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Daniel J. Feeney Use: Dwelling - Single family

Exhibits

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.

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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.

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… of Ryder’s Cove and Hewes Point, the Dark Harbor summer people valued a more natural, rugged summer experience, including walking on the stone…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures

Summer Pleasures Dale Stockbridge and Galen Turner, Swan's Island, ca. 1965Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Playing…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Summer Pleasures cont'd

Summer Pleasures cont'd Seaside Hall in Atlantic village, Swan's Island, ca. 1925Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society Ice…

My Maine Stories

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How Belfast was the Chicken Capital of the Northeast
by Ralph Chavis

My memories of spending time in Belfast as a child when my father worked in the chicken industry.

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.