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Item 101520

Mystery Who were these fishing enthusiasts?

Fishing party, Biddeford, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library

Date: circa 1910

Location: Biddeford

Media: Glass Negative

Item 99264

Tourists Inn, filling station, Searsport, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum

Date: circa 1930

Location: Searsport

Media: Glass Negative

Item 76333

Steamboat 'Ruth Elliott,' Pleasant Lake, 1918

Contributed by: An individual through Stetson Historical Society

Date: 1918

Location: Stetson

Media: Photographic print

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Item 32912

Assessor's Record, 518 Washington Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Tourist Accessories Inc.

Use: Filling station

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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."

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Samoset Hotel, Rockland, ca. 1930

Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

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Main Street looking west, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1900

Northeast Harbor Public Library

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Workers, woodsmen, guides, Norcross, ca. 1900

Norcross Heritage Trust

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

Site Page

Belmont Hotel after the Fire of 1947

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - MDI and the Fire of 1947

… it is better known with its hotels and B&Bs as a tourist spot while Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor are now home to the summer population and…

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Story

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

Story

What Maine Means to Me

by Nicolette B. Meister


How a friendship created a lifelong love of Maine.