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Historical Items

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Item 82113

Schooner Elizabeth W. Nunan launch in East Boothbay, July 1908

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: 1908 Location: East Boothbay Media: Photographic print

Item 20563

Ship Sam Skolfield, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Brunswick; Harpswell Media: Photographic print

Item 26297

Baring Brothers Launch, Thomaston 1877

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1877 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Launch of the 'Doris Hamlin'

The Doris Hamlin, a four-masted schooner built at the Frye-Flynn Shipyard in Harrington, was one of the last vessels launched there, marking the decline of a once vigorous shipbuilding industry in Washington County.

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The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner <em>Bowdoin,</em> which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

Exhibit

Moosehead Steamboats

After the canoe, steamboats became the favored method of transportation on Moosehead Lake. They revolutionized movement of logs and helped promote tourism in the region.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Henry Knox: Shipping

Henry Knox: Shipping Shipping the goods that he was producing was an important part of Knox’s business dealings.

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 1 of 2

Some ships were built elsewhere, but launched at Dunstan Landing. Such was the Sarah, built by Major John Waterhouse near Scottow Hill and hauled…

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Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag - Maritime Tales: Shipyards and Shipwrecks - Page 2 of 2

… and Maritime Disasters of the Maine Coast, the ship was the largest wooden sailing ship ever wrecked off the Maine coast.

My Maine Stories

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Story

How 20 years in the Navy turned me into an active volunteer
by Joy Asuncion

My service didn't end when I retired from the Navy

Story

My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima