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Item 28627

Meadow Pond, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Islesboro

Media: Postcard

Item 24010

Long Pond, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library

Date: circa 1930

Location: Seal Harbor

Media: Postcard

Item 12793

View of Pond, Colby College

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Date: circa 1965

Location: Waterville

Media: photographic print

Tax Records Showing 2 of 2 View All

Item 89174

Downes property, East End Avenue Near Ice Pond, Long Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cynthia A. Downes

Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 90753

Charleton property, Central Avenue, N. Side Pond Grove, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Alice M. Charleton

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 28 View All

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Loading ice, Presque Isle Stream, 1946

Ice: A Maine Commodity

Maine's frozen rivers and lakes provided an economic opportunity. The state shipped thousands of tons of ice to ports along the East Coast and to the West Indies that workers had cut and packed in sawdust for shipment or later use.

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Game wardens, Raymond, ca. 1920

Raising Fish

Mainers began propagating fish to stock ponds and lakes in the mid 19th century. The state got into the business in the latter part of the century, first concentrating on Atlantic salmon, then moving into raising other species for stocking rivers, lakes, and ponds.

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Noon Lunch, Eagle Lake, 1911

Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

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Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond

… had to have at least four inches of ice on the pond before you could set up to start cutting.” The Moores cut ice on Cascade Pond, above the first…

Site Page

Arthur Moore's Ice House, Hallowell, ca. 1940

Historic Hallowell - Ice Harvesting on Cascade Pond ~ A Family Affair

Cascade Pond - Vaughan HomesteadItem Contributed byHubbard Free Library Once there was enough ice for the horses then you would cut holes and set up…

Site Page

Three skaters at the Quarry Pond, Swans Island, 1949

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Playing at the pond

The Quarry Pond has been used for swimming ever since. Three skaters at the Quarry Pond, Swans Island, 1949Item Contributed bySwan's Island…

My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 3 View All

Story

Langdon Burton and the Cold, Wet Tourists

by Phil Tedrick


A father and son have their vacation experience totally changed by an encounter with a fisherman

Story

Cleaning Fish or How Grandfather and Grandmother got by

by Randy Randall


Grandfather and Grandmother subsisted on the fish Grandfather caught, not always legally.

Story

Vietnam Memoirs

by David Chessey


MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR