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Item 79502

Steamboats, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society

Location: Greenville

Media: Photographic print

Item 79446

Steamboats on Moosehead Lake, 1901

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society

Date: 1901

Media: Photographic print

Item 80786

Ship Yard Point, Moosehead Lake, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Moosehead Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Media: Photographic print

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Steamboats "Rebecca" and "Fairy of the Lake," Moosehead Lake, ca. 1890

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.


Friendship Harbor and the steamboat landing, ca. 1910

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.


Tuna catch, South Bristol, ca.1950

A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

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Steamboat Ticket, Lincoln, 1864

Lincoln, Maine - Steamboats

It costs $2.00 to get to Lincoln on the steamboat. The steamboat is about the size of a train and it’s so crowded that you can’t move very much.

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Governor Bodwell Steamboat, Swan's Island, ca. 1920

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - III. Boom, bustle, bust: The Steamboat Years to WWII

Ruth says of the steamboat schedule, “Life did revolve around it. And the storekeepers and the fishing community and the church…it was a close-knit…

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Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - You Can Get Here From There

With the development of Bar Harbor as a summer resort, and later the villages of Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor, the steamboats were essential in…