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Item 12794

Sloop Hero weathervane

Contributed by: Colby College Special Collections

Location: Waterville

Media: photographic print

Item 34004

Rusticators sailing, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library

Date: 1907

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Photographic print

Item 34005

Summer sailing, Blue Hill, 1907

Contributed by: Blue Hill Public Library

Date: 1907

Location: Blue Hill

Media: Photographic print

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George Henry Preble, Portland, 1878

Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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Steamboats

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.

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Air Force trainees, Colby College, 1942

A Brief History of Colby College

Colby originated in 1813 as Maine Literary and Theological Institution and is now a small private liberal arts college of about 1,800 students. A timeline of the history and development of Colby College from 1813 until the present.

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Donald Bryant, Seal Harbor, ca. 1982

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

… 21570 infoTrenton Cemetery & Keeping Society This is a photograph of Donald Bryant seated on the Rockefeller's sailing sloop, "Jack Tar II".

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Donald Bryant, Seal Harbor, ca. 1980

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Bryant-Rockefeller

… Bryant at the helm of the Rockefeller's sailing sloop, "Jack Tar II", accompanied by Peggy Rockefeller.

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Excerpt from Henry Knox's wastebook about the launching of the Quick Lime

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

On August 9, 1804, Knox noted “60 spruce knees bought of Mark Davis at 4/6 each for the sloop now building.” When Knox settled accounts with Edward…