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Historical Items

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Item 9190

WWII Patriotic banner, circa 1945

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Norway Media: felt with foil and cloth

Item 21101

WWII Buoy Boat testing, Mt. Desert, ca. 1943

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 9415

Soldiers leaving for WWII, Norway, 1943

Contributed by: Norway Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: Norway Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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A Day for Remembering

Most societies have had rituals or times set aside to honor ancestors, those who have died and have paved the way for the living. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the day Americans have set aside for such remembrances.

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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII Fishing and shipbuilding led the state of Maine into its “Golden Economic Age” in the 1850s, as…

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Hollingsworth Fine Arts

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Surry Historical Society

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My Maine Stories

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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

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Learning to fly and instructing cadets at West Point during WWII
by Vera Cleaves

West Point during World War II

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Stories from Eastport
by Ruth McInnis

My memories of growing up in Eastport, WWII, camping, and history on the border