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Item 82111

Fire Engine 2, 'Medomak,' Waldoboro, ca. 1846

Contributed by: Waldoboro Fire Department Date: circa 1846 Location: Waldoboro Media: wood and wrought iron

Item 76564

Hallowell hand pumper "Tiger" postcard, 1936

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1836 Location: Hallowell Media: Postcard

Item 74649

Tiger No. 4 hand engine of Hallowell, 1918

Contributed by: Town of Topsham Date: 1918-05-30 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print


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The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.


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.


Maine and the Space Age

The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Cascade Hand Tub

The Cascade Hand Tub was nothing like the fire engines used today. Its tank was five and a half feet long with a pump in the center.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

The engine was usually a gasoline car engine. A belt ran from the engine pulley to a hauling winch; and as long as the engine was running, the winch…

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

Use of gasoline or diesel engines enabled lobstermen to fish further along the coast or offshore or finish hauling early enough to undertake a second…

My Maine Stories

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Co-founding Halcyon Yarn and learning to weave
by Hector Jaeger

Moving to Maine, Halcyon Yarn, and rediscovering the joy of weaving