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Item 27828

Title: Dunn & Elliot Sail Loft, Thomaston, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Thomaston

Media: Black and White Photograph

Item 15209

Title: Hy Curtis

Contributed by: City of Brewer

Date: circa 1865

Location: Brewer

Media: Photograph

Item 96826

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

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society

Date: 1918

Location: Boothbay Harbor

Media: Photograph

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William Wong, ca. 1926

Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.