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Historical Items

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Item 80342

Panorama of Friendship harbor, ca.1910

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Item 31507

Pine Point Boatyard, Scarborough, 1928

Contributed by: Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: 1928 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Item 79341

The Lobster Pot, Old Steamboat wharf, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1945 Location: Friendship Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 90188

Griffin property, Cliff Island Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stephen H. Griffin Use: Dwelling & Store

Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Maine Eats: the food revolution starts here

From Maine's iconic lobsters, blueberries, potatoes, apples, and maple syrup, to local favorites like poutine, baked beans, red hot dogs, Italian sandwiches, and Whoopie Pies, Maine's identity and economy are inextricably linked to food. Sourcing food, preparing food, and eating food are all part of the heartbeat of Maine's culture and economy. Now, a food revolution is taking us back to our roots in Maine: to the traditional sources, preparation, and pleasures of eating food that have sustained Mainers for millennia.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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

Boat Building: Lobster Boats and Skiffs Dory with Twin Girls, Scarborough, ca. 1905Item Contributed byScarborough Historical Society & Museum…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 2 of 4

Some time after Portland became electrified in the 1880s, the horse cars were converted to electrics or “trolleys.” By the early 1900s, electricity…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Transportation Through the Years - Page 4 of 4

Initially, cars were limited to seasonal use because of poor roads. Few roads were tarred. By 1927, popularity of the automobile forced Scarborough…