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Item 102276

Young men wanted for U.S. Navy World War I poster, ca. 1917

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1917

Media: Ink on board

Item 21114

Navy Yawl, Mt. Desert, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1943

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photographic print

Item 16371

P.T. boat uniform, Lisbon, ca. 1944

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society

Date: circa 1944

Location: Lisbon

Media: Wool

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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island

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, Portland, 1878

Commander George Henry Preble

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.


Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

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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Watch fob, Portland, ca. 1800

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Hampden Academy

… 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…

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"Gordon" naming ceremony program, Newport News, Virginia, 1996

Lincoln, Maine - Gary Gordon

1994: 1-3. "USNS Gordon Delivered to United States Navy." Newport News (Newport) 5 Sept. 1996: 1.

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 6 View All


How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer

by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy


Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey