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Item 20176

St. Leon merchant ship, Castine, 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1835

Location: Castine

Media: Photographic print

Item 102079

Ruins of the Merchant Exchange / U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1857

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1854

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic Print

Item 100301

Letter from J.W. Jones to Robert Tate, West Indies, 1803

Contributed by: Tate House Museum

Date: 1803-03-09

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 7 View All

Item 86697

Storage, Merchants Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: J B Brown

Use: Storage

Item 86713

Club, Merchants Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Yacht Club

Use: Club

Item 86704

300-306 Merchants Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Sebago Ice Company

Use: Storage of Ice

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Harbour of Casco Bay, Portland, 1720

The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


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Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

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?

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Davis Hatch trade card, Bath, ca. 1875

Bath's Historic Downtown - Merchants' Row

Merchants are usually operators of stores. Merchants' Row is located at 108, 114, and 116 Front Street, the home of many retail stores, built at a…

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Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown - Student Exhibits

… and The Opera House Ledyard Block Lincoln Block Merchants' Row Old Town Hall and Grant Building The Patten Free Library The Railroad Station…

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Customs House, Bath, ca. 1978

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… an office for the Port Surgeon and a room for the Merchant's Exchange and Board of Trade. When the building opened in 1858, Joseph Berry was…

My Maine Stories Showing 2 of 2 View All


Being a woman Union member was a challenge in the paper mill

by Cindy Bennett

I worked in the paper mills and for the Union during the 1987 strike.


I work as a Journeyman Mechanic, or Millwright at Catalyst

by Linda Deane

Working on a paper machine and as a Millwright can be challenging as a woman and a Union Rep.