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Historical Items

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Item 11128

Sable trap, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 21140

Bear trap, New Sweden, ca. 1900

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: New Sweden Media: steel

Item 21144

Fox trap, New Sweden, ca. 1870

Contributed by: New Sweden Historical Society Date: circa 1870 Location: New Sweden; Oneida Media: steel

Exhibits

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Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.

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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Lobstering

Two men in dories, Swan's Island, ca. 1930Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society More recent pictures of lobster fishing show the…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 3 of 4

Lobsters are fished with baited traps or pots and the traps are dropped from a boat or “set.” Traps are attached by rope to a floating buoy to mark…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Catch of the Day: Clamming and Lobstering - Page 4 of 4

Occasionally, when winter fishing or fishing in very deep water, one line had two traps (doubles); but most of the time only single traps were on a…

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.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR