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Item 7488

Auction record of 'Boxer,' Portland, 1813

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1813-11-15 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 27828

Dunn & Elliot Sail Loft, Thomaston, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 5730

The Brooklyn steamer wrecked in Casco Bay, 1883

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1883-04-06 Media: Photographic print


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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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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - II. Pinkies, wherries, skiffs and chebaccos: Early Settlement

… lands into lots of fifty acres each to be sold at auction or given to settlers. Schools, post offices and churches were established in whatever…

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Surry by the Bay - History of Surry

… in western parts of Hancock County went to public auction, where it was purchased by Jarvis and his brother, Phillip, who became among the largest…