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Historical Items Showing 3 of 88 View All

Item 98768

Gay Block Fire, Waldoboro, 1962

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: 1962-02-22

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Photographic print

Item 98793

Face Mask, Waldoboro, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: circa 1960

Location: Waldoboro

Media: rubber

Item 98783

Gay Block fire of 1962, heavy smoke, Waldoboro

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department

Date: 1962-02-22

Location: Waldoboro

Media: Photographic print

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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.

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Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Instructors building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947

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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 Engine #2, Millinocket, ca. 1979

Millinocket Fire Department

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Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801

Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing…

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Fairbanks Building on fire, Bangor, 1911

Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… on Penobscot Street fell on him while he was fighting a fire there. The second fatality was John Scribner, a 70 year old cobbler, who was killed at…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 4 View All

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Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan


Stories of growing up Downeast

Story

We will remember

by Sam Kelley


My service in the Vietnam War

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II

by Earlene Chadbourne


Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima