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Item 4152

Flake yard, Portland, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1854 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 11400

Repairing nets, Portland, 1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1934 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print


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Making Paper, Making Maine

Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.


Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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Lubec, Maine - McCurdy Herring Smokehouse - Page 4 of 4

459). He observed dip nets used to take the fish out of the brine, so they could be taken to the benches where “stringers” were working.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… and the resulting international trade in fish, furs and lumber led to the boom period of 19th-century wooden shipbuilding.