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Historical Items

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Item 33740

Two schooners towed by tug "Joseph W. Baker" up Saco River, ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print

Item 33739

Three-masted vessel being towed down Saco River by tug "Joseph W. Baker", ca. 1910

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1910 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Photographic print

Mystery Corner Item

Item 13379

Mud bucket, Portland Company, ca. 1920

Mystery Corner Item Who's in the mud bucket?

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Portland; Boston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Cape Elizabeth Shipwrecks

The rocky coastline of Cape Elizabeth has sent many vessels to their watery graves.

Exhibit

Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

Exhibit

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Site Pages

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Blue Hill, Maine - Friendship vessel, Blue Hill, 1907

Friendship vessel, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A sailing vessel named Friendship in Blue Hill.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

From 1845-1856 records show the building of 40 vessels--an average of 3.33 per year. The following eight years (1857-1864) saw only nine vessels

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Shipbuilding

These coastal vessels sailed up and down the Atlantic seaboard, through the Caribbean and the West Indies--some even made it around Cape Horn to wind…