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Item 21560

Title: Bow, Liberty Ship, South Portland, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1943-03-23

Location: South Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 81355

Title: Brig under construction, Somes Cove, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Mount Desert Island Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Mount Desert Island

Media: Photograph

Item 11658

Title: Illustration, The Building of the Ship, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records Showing 3 of 17 View All

Item 86130

Address: Storage, Browns Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Ship Ceiling

Use: Storage

Item 86872

Address: Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier

Use: Storage for Ship Supplies and Coal

Item 37298

Address: 128-130 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marcia W. Rackleff et als

Use: Store Building

Exhibits Showing 3 of 51 View All

Exhibit

473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Exhibit

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.

Exhibit

Southern Cross commemorative print, ca. 1928

Big Timber: the Mast Trade

Britain was especially interested in occupying Maine during the Colonial era to take advantage of the timber resources. The tall, straight, old growth white pines were perfect for ships' masts to help supply the growing Royal Navy.

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Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.

Site

Mono Aircraft Company, Presque Isle, 1935

Presque Isle: The Star City

The history of a northern Maine community as told by an array of local institutions and organizations. Site contributors include University of Maine at Presque Isle, Presque Isle Historical Society, Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Presque Isle Middle School. Some of the topics include historic buildings, potato farming, transportation and the Aroostook Valley Railroad.

Site

Four men line fishing from a dory, Swan's Island, ca. 1910

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary

A look back at island life in Maine as captured by a team consisting of Swan's Island Educational Society representatives, which encompasses the community's library and historical society, a class from the Swan's Island School, and an Island Fellow from the Island Institute. Exhibit topics examine islanders at work and play, Baird's Quarry, old buildings, and the changing role of women on the island.