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Item 98798

Fire Department Helmet, Waldoboro, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1950

Location: Waldoboro

Media: metal

Item 100151

Third Waldoboro Fire Department patch, Waldoboro, 2012

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: 2012

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Cloth

Item 100150

Second Waldoboro Fire Department patch, Waldoboro, ca. 1998

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1998

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Cloth

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Water Witch, Waldoboro, ca. 1838

Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


Capt. MacMillan's departure, Wiscasset, 1925

Wiscasset's Arctic Connection

Scientist, author and explorer Donald B. MacMillan established Wiscasset as his homeport for many of the voyages he made to the Arctic region starting in the early 1920s.


Khadija Guled, Portland, 2009

400 years of New Mainers

Immigration is one of the most debated topics of debate in Maine. Controversy aside, immigration is also America's oldest tradition, and along with religious tolerance, what our nation was built upon. Since the first people--the Wabanaki--permitted Europeans to settle in the land now known as Maine, we have been a state of immigrants.

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Firemen and Fire Engine 1, 'Water Witch,' Waldoboro, ca. 1945

Waldoboro Fire Department

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The Overlock House, Thomaston, ca. 1960

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Architect James Overlock

James Overlock (1813-1906) came to Thomaston from Waldoboro in 1836, and apprenticed as a ship’s carpenter and house joiner with Robert Cushing.

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Samuel Waldo, ca. 1750

Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Land Dealings

… Germans (settlers of the Waldo Patent in Waldoboro)” and “I will to my oldest son, sixty-seven thousand pounds to spend at gaming and carousing.”…