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Historical Items

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Item 20153

Anti-loafing broadside, Wiscasset, ca. 1871

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1871 Location: Wiscasset Media: Ink on paper

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Item 1403

Chase House, Wiscasset, 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1939-07-19 Location: Wiscasset Media: Photographic print

Item 71176

Bird's-eye view of Wiscasset, 1878

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: 1878 Location: Wiscasset Media: Ink on paper; lithograph

Exhibits

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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.

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Nuclear Energy for Maine?

Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.

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A Riot of Words: Ballads, Posters, Proclamations and Broadsides

Imagine a day 150 years ago. Looking down a side street, you see the buildings are covered with posters and signs.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

… 1812 and later practiced medicine in Boothbay and Wiscasset. He was a member of the newly formed Maine State Senate from 1820 to 1824 and presided…

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Westport Island History Committee

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early Wharves and Yards - 1795 to 1825

About the same time, John Elliot arrived from Wiscasset and, partnered with Benjamin Metcalf of Damariscotta.