Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Wiscasset generated electricity from 1972 until 1996. Activists concerned about the plant's safety led three unsuccessful referendum campaigns in the 1980s to shut it down.
By the 1900s, numerous fish canneries began operating in Center Harbor, located within the Brooklin community. For over thirty years, these plants were an important factor in the community.
While many Mainers were averse to accepting federal relief money during the Great Depression of the 1930s, young men eagerly joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of President Franklin Roosevelt's most popular programs. The Maine Forest Service supervised the work of many of the camps.
… began writing in 1864, provides details of each planting and other elements, all numbered on the drawing. It appears on page 477 of the journal.
… had the 15-year-old, 12-foot-tall tree dug up and planted it in his yard. He saved it from a gale, but later a cow came into his yard and damaged…
… the drawing "The Tree I Lost." He wrote that he planted the tree, which came from Nath Harlow's nursery in Bangor, in 1856 "on the very best soil I…