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Item 21114

Title: Navy Yawl, Mt. Desert, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum

Date: circa 1943

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 14414

Title: U.S. Navy letter concerning donation of items, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1918

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 14408

Title: Eyes for the Navy Certificate of Acknowledgment, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1918

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

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.