Keywords: United States Navy
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1917
Media: Ink on board
Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum
Date: circa 1943
Location: Mount Desert
Media: Photographic print
Little Chebeague Island in Casco Bay was home to recreational facilities and a firefighting school for WWII sailors. The school was part of a Navy effort to have non-firefighting personnel knowledgeable in dealing with shipboard fires.
George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.
Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.
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… before he was called to duty as a Chaplain in the Navy, and the school experienced such a decline that its doors were finally closed, and remained…
1994: 1-3. "USNS Gordon Delivered to United States Navy." Newport News (Newport) 5 Sept. 1996: 1.
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by Joy Asuncion
My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy
by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne
Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII
by David Chessey
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR