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Historical Items

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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 96826

Boothbay Harbor's west side cold storage building, winter 1918

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1918 Location: Boothbay Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 83295

East Boothbay waterfront, 1899

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1899 Location: East Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Exhibit

A Tale of Two Sailmakers

Camden has been home to generations of fishermen, shipbuilders, sailmakers, and others who make their living through the sea. The lives of two Camden sailmakers, who were born nearly a century apart, became entwined at a small house on Limerock Street.

Exhibit

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."

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… has served as a bank, commercial shops, sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding During and after the Civil War - 1861 to 1900

The sail loft they built in 1875 still stands in its original location on Water Street at the foot of Green Street.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Shipbuilding Industry Expands - 1850 to 1857

Sails were cut and sewn at the sail lofts of Washburn & Sons and William Campbell. Shipyard owners and builders, Robinson, McCallum and Counce, sold…