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Historical Items

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Item 12278

Moving a Boiler, c. 1890, Caribou, Maine

Contributed by: Caribou Public Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 67650

Forest Paper Co. boiler room, Yarmouth, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Yarmouth Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Yarmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 15860

Sanford Mills Boiler Room

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 86279

Boiler House, Central Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Boiler House

Item 86695

Boiler House, Holyoke Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier Use: Boiler House

Item 64437

Boiler House, Morrill Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Thomas P. Beals Furniture Co. Use: Boiler House


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Yarmouth: Leader in Soda Pulp

Yarmouth's "Third Falls" provided the perfect location for papermaking -- and, soon, for producing soda pulp for making paper. At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, Yarmouth was an international leader in soda pulp production.


Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Kids at the quarry

… at the quarry Students around old quarry boiler Item 67392 infoSwan's Island Educational Society Swan's Island 3-5 grade students…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln Pulp & Paper Mill, Lincoln, 1957 - Page 1 of 2

… Historical Society Description Recovery Boiler and pulp room under construction in Lincoln on November 25, 1957.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… had to drop what they were doing to run trackside to extinguish small blazes caused by sparks from the boiler or wheels of the "Iron Horse."

My Maine Stories

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Catching live bait with Grandfather
by Randy Randall

We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.


Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey