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Historical Items

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Item 99449

Lumber schooners on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Postcard

Item 78684

Lumber Mill at the Mill Pond, Somesville, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Item 78685

Schooner Catherine, Somesville, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society Date: circa 1950 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Lumber Capital of the World

1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library Lumber boom on the Penobscot River at Bangor, ca. 1905Item Contributed byBangor Public Library

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Andrew Smith Store

… a mackerel seiner and was the captain of several schooners. Mackerel fishing declined in the late 1800s, and Smith may have turned to shopkeeping…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Islanders at Work

Early fishing schooner, ca. 1870Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society With the best timber harvested, men turned to the sea for their…